Solidarity letters from International Trade Unions to Numsa

As NUMSA Engineering Strike enters its fourth day, message of supports continues to pour in from international trade unions across the globe.
Below is letters of supports from different trade Unions/Federations
1. Confederacao National dos Metalurgicos (CNM/CUT):
2. Czech Metalworkers’ Federation (OS KOVO) Support letter
3. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
4. Amalgamated Trade Union Of Swaziland
5. United Food and Allied Workers Union
6. Industri Energi
7. Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers (AUKMW)

Below is some of the solidarity message:

Dear Colleagues
When the proud and important NUMSA embarks on a national strike, it is reason for the employers and authorities to listen. In Norway we are fully aware of the difficult situation south African workers face, the uneven distribution of wealth which prevails in the country and the lacking development for ordinary people.
The trade union movement must take the lead in the struggle for another and better development, and this is what your 220 000 members are doing. Fellesforbundet finds your demands just and well founded, and we offer our full support for the ongoing strike.
We wish you every success and hope you come out of the conflict with a result that makes your members proud, and paves the way for a new and more just South Africa.
Best regards
Arve Bakke
President, Fellesforbundet
Atle Høie
International Secretary
From UK
Dear Comrades
The National Conference of Unite in the UK and Ireland meeting this week in Liverpool agreed to send a message of full support and solidarity in your strike to secure your collective bargaining demands.
You have our support in your fight for decent pay and working conditions.
Tony Burke
Assistant General Secretary
From Namibia
Morning Cde. Hlokoza,
Thank you for the update, even though we are following the strike very closely through the media. On behalf of MANWU entire leadership and its rank and file we fully support NUMSA members in solidarity during this period. Only through a militant working class that workers in our sectors can be recognise for the hard work they do and in return they are paid peanuts.
In our side, we have our Nakara Members on strike since 28th June to date, the workers demand transport to and from work, this is the main demand from the members. to date no progress is made with management to ensure that the strike comes to an end.
In solidarity please pass our support to all members participating in the strike
In solidarity,
Jonas Justina
General Secretary
Metal Allied Namibian Workers Union

Follow International Media:

Massive Numsa strike begins in South Africa: IndustriAll
Sydafrikanska metallarbetare på marsch för bättre villkor: IF Metal