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Shopsteward Volume 25 No. 4

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NUM red carding racism at Vedanta`s Mountain Mine at Aggeneys in Northern Cape

22 February 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Western Cape Region has observed with concern the various acts of racism at Vedanta`s Black Mountain mine, which resulted in three employees being dismissed over the past two years.

 

Memorandum to the National and Provincial Departments of Finance - Treasury

22 February 2017

The national union in its Central Executive Committee held in December 2016, after in-depth analysis and robust discussions, came to one conclusion that the South African ruling class (meaning the capitalists class) is consciously disrespecting and undermining the interests of the working class particularly workers as they survive through selling their labour power. In addition, the ruling class, as long as it continues to put profit before human beings it careless about workers and the need to earn a living for their survival. More than ever before, the union is convinced that the capitalists feel great and comfortable when the working class and the poor suffers exploitation, high levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality to a point that it uses the situation to turn the working class against each other for crams.

 

Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his deputy`s decision to splurge on cars proves that the department deserves a new leadership

22 February 2017

The reports that Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane and his deputy Godfrey Oliphant bought themselves new cars with taxpayers money at double the price recommended by the government, confirms the federation`s position that Zwane is not fit to continue in his position.

 

The universally rejected and pointless e-tolls should be scrapped

22 February 2017

The latest admission by Gauteng Premier David Makhura that e-tolls were a mistake and that all efforts to save them have failed, should send a clear message to both Sanral and the national government that it is time to give up and scrap them altogether. This follows in the footsteps of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, who said that he will not allow motorists to be harassed about e-tolls in the city by Metro Police Officers.

 

SATAWU embarks on phase 2 salary negotiations at PRASA

22 February 2017

South African Transport and Allied Workers` Union (SATAWU) will today embark on the second phase of salary negotiations at Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).

 

DENOSA commends the South African Nursing Council (SANC) for mobilising nurses to march on 22 February 2017

21 February 2017

The Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (DENOSA) commends SANC for mobilising nurses to march on the 22 February 2017 to the SANC offices. SANC issued a circular and sent SMSs to all the nurses informing them that SANC offices will be closed due to the DENOSA march to SANC`s only office in Pretoria, calling on SANC to improve their services to nurses.

 

NUM to hold a memorial service at Evander Gold Mine

21 February 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will hold a memorial service tomorrow after a mineworker was fatally injured on the 15th of February 2017 at Evander Gold Mine.

 

NUM members charged for raising health and safety concerns at Evander Gold Mines

21 February 2017

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is concerned and disturbed after two of its members were given a final warning for raising health and safety concerns at Evander Gold Mines in Mpumalanga.

 

Uitsig High school matter in Court Wednesday 22 February at 14 00 hours

21 February 2017

The matter regarding the closure of Uitsig High school is set down for 14h00 hours on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 in front of Judge Cloete. The unfairness of the WCED and the racist actions of Zille and Schaefer will be decided on by the court tomorrow.

 

The DA is gearing up to fire Mayor De Lille from the Party and the Council

21 February 2017

The DA is gearing up to fire Mayor De Lille from the Party and the Council. This has become clear with the request for her to explain herself to the structures for her role in the leaked report of the sweater corruption. This corruption saw Shaun August get kick backs for the purchase of sweaters. This leak provides the pretext that the DA has been waiting for, to deal with De Lille, who was tramping on the toes of the old white guard. De Lille has been promoting the Independent Democrats to senior positions in the Council, that they are clearly not capable of and politically junior to many old DA members in Council.

 

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