Newly launched Socialist Workers Party will contest next years' elections

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has launched a new political party called the Socialist Workers Party that aims to contest the 2019 elections.

READ: Numsa launches political party to contest 2016 elections

General Secretary of Numsa Irvin Jim says even though new political parties in South Africa have not succeeded, this party plans to champion a workers' mandate.

Yes, people are loyal to symbols, but the bottom line is for the past two decades, the South African economy has plunged and the working class is the victim of poverty and inequality because the ANC didn't champion a revolutionary programme.

Irvin Jim, Secretary General of Numsa

Jim believes that the country needs to nationalise all commanding structures like state-owned companies thus championing the needs of workers.

Listen below to the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Unions finally sign wage deal with Eskom

Unions finally sign wage deal with Eskom

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe explains the wage deal signed by trade unions.

NUM declares a wage dispute against the Minerals Council of South Africa

NUM declares a wage dispute against the Minerals Council of South Africa

National Union of Mineworkers is demanding a R2000 increase for entry-level underground and surface workers.

'Unions will accept Eskom's wage offer as long as members are not charged'

'Unions will accept Eskom's wage offer as long as members are not charged'

NUM and NUMSA are now at loggerheads with Eskom over its decision to charge workers for unlawful strike action.

Zwelinzima Vavi answers deeply personal questions about money

Zwelinzima Vavi answers deeply personal questions about money

Bruce Whitfield interviews the legendary trade unionist about his attitude toward money (hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.).

Solidarity accepts Eskom's 7.5% wage offfer

Solidarity accepts Eskom's 7.5% wage offfer

The trade union has also agreed on a further 7% wage hike for the next two years and an increase on housing.

Eskom tables new wage offer, unions to consult with members

Eskom tables new wage offer, unions to consult with members

NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu says they have taken Eskom's new wage offer to their members.

Probe to be carried out into Phalaborwa mine deaths

Probe to be carried out into Phalaborwa mine deaths

The Palabora Mining Company confirmed that six mine workers died after a fire broke out at the mine early on Sunday morning.

NUM want heads to roll for the death of miners in Phalaborwa

NUM want heads to roll for the death of miners in Phalaborwa

NUM says someone should be held accountable for the death of six mine workers at Phalaborwa Mining Company, Limpopo, on Sunday.

Last day for wage talks between Eskom and unions

Last day for wage talks between Eskom and unions

The three unions involved in the negotiations meet today to either accept or reject the Eskom’s 7% wage hike offer.

'One death is one too many' - NUM

'One death is one too many' - NUM

Pundits discuss the safety in South African mines, what are we doing wrong and how can we get it right.

Bongani Bingwa: 'Danny Jordaan's defamation charge is an assault to all women'

Bongani Bingwa: 'Danny Jordaan's defamation charge is an assault to all women'

Bongani Bingwa shares his views on Danny Jordaan's defamation case against Jennifer Ferguson and Dr Irvin Khoza.

'There are no boundaries for fanatical supporters'

'There are no boundaries for fanatical supporters'

A sports psychologist analyses the reaction of angry Kaizer Chiefs fans who invaded the Moses Mabhida Stadium pitch on Saturday.

Thousands stranded as bus drivers go on strike

Thousands stranded as bus drivers go on strike

Satawu's Solomon Mahlangu says the strike will affect several short and long distance bus services across the country.

Numsa rejects R20 p/h minimum wage

Numsa rejects R20 p/h minimum wage

Numsa general secretary, Irvin Jim, says ANC is not serious about needs of workers and radical transformation of the economy.

Numsa launches political party to contest 2016 elections

Numsa launches political party to contest 2016 elections

Numsa will launch the United Front, a political party that will contest local government elections in the Eastern Cape.

Organised labour update: Numsa's fight to return to Cosatu

Organised labour update: Numsa's fight to return to Cosatu

The Midday Report - where you won't miss a thing

Vavi's scribed sorrows solidify union slippage

Vavi's scribed sorrows solidify union slippage

Where you won't miss a thing.

Popular articles
How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford using balloon payments, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

'Government is going to hike personal income tax. There’s no doubt'

'Government is going to hike personal income tax. There’s no doubt'

SA’s personal income tax burden is among the world’s 10 heaviest. It’s about to get even worse, warns economist Mike Schüssler.

Hubby embarrassed after thinking staff wrote b**** on wife's take-away sarmie

Hubby embarrassed after thinking staff wrote b**** on wife's take-away sarmie

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Ndlovu Youth Choir bows out graciously, as US singer Kodi Lee crowned AGT winner

Ndlovu Youth Choir bows out graciously, as US singer Kodi Lee crowned AGT winner

The SA choir that has won the hearts of Mzansi is excited about what lies ahead and says 'this is only the beginning'.

EFF: Pauli van Wyk and Marianne Thamm are working with Gordhan and Hanekom

EFF: Pauli van Wyk and Marianne Thamm are working with Gordhan and Hanekom

Economic Freedom Fighters Mbuyiseni Ndlozi explains why it banned the Daily Maverick and amaBhungane from attending its events.

Burger King rebrands as Bacon King (but drops 'ham' from the word 'hamburger')

Burger King rebrands as Bacon King (but drops 'ham' from the word 'hamburger')

"They seem to have succumbed to consumer pressure," says branding and advertising expert Andy Rice.

[WATCH] Reporter saying dead man 'was unavailable for comment,' goes viral

[WATCH] Reporter saying dead man 'was unavailable for comment,' goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.