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limusaANA reports that the Liberated Metalworkers Union of SA (Limusa) on Tuesday accused its rival, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), of attacking Limusa members while they were on a recruitment drive in Pietermaritzburg.  

Limusa’s Vusumuzi Bhengu said:  “Our recruiters had gone to [automotive filter manufacturer] GUD Filters on Friday after being requested by workers to come and introduce the union as they felt that their current union had dismally failed to represent them.  When our recruiters arrived they were met by a group of Numsa shop stewards who made it clear that Limusa would not be allowed to speak to workers.  One of Numsa shop steward even drove straight to our recruiters, missing them by mere inches.”  However, Numsa spokesman Castro Ngobese denied the allegations, saying:  “This is part of their propaganda machinery against Numsa.  We are not a violent union, no such an incident that involved Numsa members took place.”  Limusa, an affiliate of Cosatu, is widely seen as the replacement in the federation for Numsa, which was expelled from Cosatu last year.  Limusa was admitted into Cosatu in March.

  • Read this report in full at Business Report
  • See too, Attacks won’t stop us recruiting, says Limusa, on page 4 of The New Age of 12 August 2015

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