Irvin Jim

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Irvin Jim said : “The offer will be implemented immediately and workers will receive their back pay from 1 July 2021. This includes implementing the rest of the package of the agreement reached between NUMSA and SEIFSA,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This is a victory for workers. Negotiations are about give and take. And in a situation of give and take, you take whatever can get to put it in the pockets of workers. We are not cowards because we have taken a compromise,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 22, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “All workers in the engineering sector, regardless of which employer association they are affiliated to, are slated to a deserved, earned increase,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, October 22, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : ”It is our stance that through the gazettal of this agreement by the Department of Employment and Labour, it must be extended and benefit all workers in the engineering sector, including workers who work for employers who are affiliated to conservative employer associations such as Neasa, CEO and Saefa,” External link

the-star Friday, October 22, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : ”It is our stance that through the gazettal of this agreement by the Department of Employment and Labour, it must be extended and benefit all workers in the engineering sector, including workers who work for employers who are affiliated to conservative employer associations such as Neasa, CEO and Saefa,” External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are asking the Department of Labour, that as we sign the agreement this afternoon, they should work speedily in the interest of the workers, they must gazette it quickly. This agreement is extended to all workers in the industry. It is up to the conservative employer unions to tell us if they accept this or workers will vote with their feet," External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Our workers will go back to work on Friday, the latest date for returning to work will be Monday the 25th. If the other employer associations fail to inform us of their positions, we will not held responsible," External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Numsa was justified in our demand for an increase on actual rates of pay because engineering workers not only deserve an increase of 6% on actuals, but they have earned that increase. Seifsa, a federation that represents employers that employ the majority of the workers in the engineering sector, missed the opportunity to use its majority to break with the racist past” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are of the view that six percent on the table is a product of the strike, when the employers who are doubting the masses made unilateral offers to workers and tried to make them sign offers to return to work, it became dry yeast to shift the interest of the workers,” External link

iol Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Our members said we can consider taking the [salary increase] offer, on condition that Seifsa is prepared to pay it on actual rates of pay and not on minimum payments. As things stand, they are not willing to pay on the actual rates. So, there is no agreement that exists between us and Seifsa,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 15, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Now that we are re-negotiating this year and it is time for them to give back, the bosses have conveniently forgotten about the painful sacrifices which workers and their families made for the engineering sector,” External link

citizen Monday, October 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They have not made a single concession since these talks began, while we have demonstrated we are flexible and willing to negotiate. That is the definition of negotiating in bad faith because they are not willing to compromise, they want to impose their position,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They are unable to pay their children’s school fees, or provide for their families’ needs,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “What is even more distressing, is the silence from Prasa and the Department of Transport, who are shareholders. Autopax is wholly owned by Prasa. Management is aware of the suffering of workers but they have not intervened decisively to stabilise the situation at Autopax. Prasa, and by extension, Autopax are suffering from the same problems experienced by all other SOEs including SA Airways, Eskom, Denel and others,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They have blindly pursued failed neo-liberal macro-economic policies which are attacking the working class and the poor daily. They are shamelessly serving the interests of white monopoly capital. After destroying our SOEs they will simply privatise or sell them and their capitalist cronies will enrich themselves at our expense,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “It may be that the relief in relation to SAX and Denel will direct Parliament in future to perform its oversight functions by not merely listening, but to ensure amendatory accountability as well,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This is not something that the courts should be given the power to decide on purely from a liquidation perspective given the strategic role these companies play in the economy and the development of the country,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “If the decision is that these are strategic entities, then the executive must give effect to acts of Parliament and ensure that these entities are properly funded and resourced,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are deeply shocked and saddened as an organisation at the suffering that workers are enduring,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises or Scopa and ultimately the National Assembly itself, should be the ones to make the determination on whether SAX and Denel or any other major SOE should be liquidated,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “It is not a secret that the ABM is a thorn in the side of the ANC government for their independence and also their refusal to compromise on their demand for land, housing and dignity. The arrest of Bonono is the latest example of the relentless attack which this government has unleased on the organisation and its members,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Abahlali baseMjondolo have routinely been subjected to evictions which have been illegally carried out by the eThekwini municipality. Since the lockdown began the movement has been subject to repeated armed attacks from Calvin and Family Security Services, a notoriously violent private security company acting on the instruction of the municipality,” “Live ammunition has been used during these attacks and a number of the movement’s members have been hospitalised with serious injuries. On each occasion people’s homes have been destroyed and building materials burnt. In many instances people have also lost vital documents such as clinic cards, Sassa cards, school books and ID cards during the attacks” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We had so much hope. We believed that by making a simple mark on the ballot sheet, centuries of colonial subjugation and suffering would be brought to an end,” “We believed that democracy would mean equality and freedom for us and for our children. Unfortunately, history has shown how wrong we were,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There have been repeated attempts to water down the right to strike, and we have consistently opposed all of them. In 2018, the ESC had to make a similar determination on the bus passenger sector when the National Black Consumer Council lodged an application to the ESC for workers in the sector to be declared essential to prevent strike action. We fought against this too, and we won,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “But as things stand, not a single worker at SAAT has been paid and there is no clarity, or direction from the executive management about when this will be resolved. Workers have simply been left in limbo and they are forced to fend for themselves. Workers at Airchefs are suffering an even worse fate because they have not received any income since October last year,” External link

iol Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “In the meantime, we will be writing to Scopa to request that it conducts an independent inquiry into SAA and the business rescue process,” External link

iol Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “U nitrans Passenger employs more than 3,000 employees from its various passenger divisions. About 693 employees will be affected by the contemplated closure of the companies Greyhound, Magic Bus and Megabus Midrand” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The last time SAA produced financial statements was for the 2016/2017 financial year… The alternative is that the company must produce management accounts which are independently verified so that it can claim,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The last time SAA produced financial statements was for the 2016/2017 financial year… The alternative is that the company must produce management accounts which are independently verified so that it can claim,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim explained : “Since then workers have been forced to exist without any financial support,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There was an expectation that once SAA takes off then its subsidiaries will also be able to recover, but unfortunately that has not happened. This has caused immense suffering for employees who have been unable to support themselves financially,” “Workers are enduring extreme suffering because they have gone months without pay. These are men and women who performed their jobs with passion and now they have been left bitterly disappointed by government, the shareholder,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Unitrans Passenger had more than 3 000 employees from its various passenger divisions. About 693 employees will be affected by the contemplated closure of the companies Greyhound, Magic Bus and Megabus Midrand," External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Our members are protesting against the fact that Macsteel has retrenched 99 employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our only demand is that all 99 employees who were forcefully retrenched by Macsteel must be reinstated immediately, under the same conditions they had before being retrenched" External link

news24 Monday, January 18, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim added : "We are convinced that Macsteel is using the pandemic to boost their profit margins. They have previously retrenched workers and the savings they made from job cuts were used to pay managers and executives generous bonuses and packages. This is what has angered our members into embarking on this just strike, they are doing it in defence of jobs and the right to work," External link

news24 Monday, January 18, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "DPE is aware of all these issues, but instead of leading and finding viable solutions, the Minister, Pravin Gordhan, is playing chess games with workers’ livelihoods," External link

news24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We want the RMI to ratify the wage agreement which was signed by them in January 2019. The agreement has not been ratified due to the RMI’s deliberate attempts to frustrate the operations of the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco). We demand the urgent ratification of the settlement agreement so it can be sent to the Department of Employment and Labour to be gazetted,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Because of their courage and the sacrifices they made by embarking on strike action, all workers at Gautrain have received an increase in their salaries,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Now that the agreement has been signed today, the strike has officially been called off,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Eskom employees are completely disconnected to the current leadership,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Eskom employees are completely disconnected to the current leadership," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Eskom employees are completely disconnected to the current leadership,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim argued : "Financial distress is the very reason why the first respondent (Comair) is under business rescue," External link

iol Friday, September 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "In the absence of a call to liquidate and having made an assessment and call that the first respondent is capable of being rescued, the first, second and third respondents are obliged as a matter of law not to infringe upon the rights of employees in respect of both security of employment and the conditions of service," "Accordingly, financial distress can never be a defence to transgress the provisions of the law regulating the rights of employees during a period of financial distress," External link

iol Friday, September 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There was a time when Zimbabwe was leading in providing quality education, access to healthcare, and access to land. Of course, the imperialist forces did all in their power to undermine the liberation struggle. They imposed sanctions to maintain their hegemony over Zimbabwe through other means,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This most recent public outcry against the government and its agents of repression are a result of the ever-worsening economic and political conditions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There was a time when Zimbabwe was leading in providing quality education, access to healthcare, and access to land. Of course, the imperialist forces did all in their power to undermine the liberation struggle. They imposed sanctions to maintain their hegemony over Zimbabwe through other means,” External link

iol Monday, August 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This most recent public outcry against the government and its agents of repression are a result of the ever-worsening economic and political conditions,” External link

iol Monday, August 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We demand that the ANC government, in addressing these allegations of corruption surrounding the PPE tenders across all provinces, must consult trade unions, civil society and business on the appointment of independent, external individuals or institutions who must preside and embark on a fact-finding mission on such allegations of corruption,” External link

businessday Monday, August 3, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “What is even more shocking is that this request is made while employees at Comair have not been paid their salaries since the end of March. The BRPs have delayed the process of the UIF Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) application, and their distribution of payment to employees was highly irregular and resulted in workers being short paid their salaries for the month of April,” “We accordingly reject this request with the contempt it deserves and we demand that employees at Comair must be paid all their outstanding salaries in full” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "This is the extremely inferior, poor, under-resourced, under-capitalised, overcrowded, cutthroat sector, which transports to work the majority of the South African working class, who are African and black," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Numsa fully supports the demands of the taxi association, not only to meet their current operational costs but for the total transformation of the industry, to make it modern, decent, safe and affordable for the working class, and to improve the benefits and conditions of workers," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We won on the issue of the right to strike, and we won on the demands of workers. This is truly a victory for our members and for the working class at large. This victory has inspired us to work even harder to defend the interests of workers and their families,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Some workers have been forced to endure the lockdown with no money as 'no work, no pay’ policies are implemented. Others have forcibly had their leave days deducted from them, while others must prepare for mass retrenchments after the lockdown is lifted," External link

iol Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim commented : "To resolve this dispute is going to require both the management and the board of SAA and government to shift their position. We think SAA can be saved and turned around, but we are of the view that some in government have taken the view that, unless SAA is privatised, there can be no other solution," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

theCitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

modernghana Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are grounding that airline on Friday,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are grounding that airline on Friday,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

afp-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

modernghana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “What we are faced with in this country when it comes to sate-owned entities (SOEs), there is a particular centre, the National Treasury and department of public enterprises, where, in those two ministries, what you are confronted with is [a] rampant right-wing capitalist agenda to attack the hard work of workers,” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are grounding the airline on Friday. That airline must not move. This strike will be an indefinite strike until these people come to the table,” “If they think we are playing, they must watch what is coming. We call on our members to be united. Our members deserve that increase; it’s time for SAA management to come to the table between now and Friday and make an offer that can avert the strike. Failing that, we are going ahead with the strike on Friday” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

pulse Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Association ) : “We met with an expectation that employers, who are represented by the Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa (FRA), the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) and National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) would engage meaningfully with the demands made by our members. But unfortunately they remain inflexible and as a result talks collapsed. It seems we are headed for a strike,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Furthermore, the bosses cannot justify demanding a peace clause of three years, without also offering to address the working conditions of workers, including critical issues like transport allowance,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “At the mediation employers demanded that we drop our demands on both these issues, because they wanted only to deal with the wage demand. They made it clear that they had no interest in addressing the working conditions of workers. They want a three-year wage agreement, with a 5% wage increase for each year. We reject this offer with the contempt it deserves,” “Since we opened up wage talks, the employers have been arrogant and they continue to demonstrate that they do not care about their employees. And we are not surprised because this racist untransformed industry displays an attitude towards African workers which is reminiscent of the dark days of apartheid,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have arranged formal conciliation on the 30th of September 2019 under the auspices of CCMA, and we are currently negotiating the picketing rules as part of the preparation for that meeting. If conciliation fails then we are well within our rights to request a strike certificate, for an industry-wide shut down,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have been consulting our attorneys on this issue, and we will be challenging this law at the Constitutional Court,” External link

iol Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Progress in this regard will be reported to plenary in October and further engagements will continue on dates agreed,” External link

businessday Friday, September 13, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This is a victory for Numsa and for our members ... [who] made huge sacrifices to expose a cruel management and they emerged victorious,” “They were militant and yet they remained disciplined throughout their ordeal. They are heroes of the struggle and we salute them. They will return to work on the July 1” External link

businessday Monday, July 1, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are here to recommend that we should end this sit-in today [Thurday]. And of course, I cannot put a gun to workers. We would have to present to them an agreement, we would have to present to them our logic why we think we should take two steps and settled and that we have made progress,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have been negotiating and we cannot have these workers life being at risk because of a mine bosses who basically do not care. If it was for us, we would have [a] long time ago [been resolved], these issues are straight forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They … implemented these changes and as such, workers were only paid out R10,000 … [this] was hush money to silence our members so they do not revolt or ask questions,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Instead, they have made the outrageous proposal that the high earners should be denied wage increases until the salaries of other workers catch-up. This is completely unacceptable! Why should one group of workers be punished and denied wage increases, when it was management’s failure which led to the creation of this problem in the first place? This proposal is unfair and this is why we reject it and we are now on the verge of a strike,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We proposed that management must, over time, increase wages of those who are affected by the gap, so there can be uniformity in their salaries, because they are doing the same kind of work. We have had several meetings with the employer this year where these proposals were made by us,” “The management of Comair rejected this. Instead, they have made the outrageous proposal that the high earners should be denied wage increases until the salaries of other workers catch up. This is completely unacceptable” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We proposed that management must, over time, increase wages of those who are affected by the gap, so there can be uniformity in their salaries, because they are doing the same kind of work. We have had several meetings with the employer this year where these proposal were made by us," "The management of Comair rejected this. Instead, they have made the outrageous proposal that the high earners should be denied wage increases until the salaries of other workers catch up. This is completely unacceptable" External link

iol Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Workers in the component sector are very angry,” "Workers in this industry must have a stake in the ownership of all automotive companies" External link

iol Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We reject the research and pseudo-science which has been concocted to justify their bigotry and racial prejudices. We will not allow them to tarnish the legacy of our global sporting icon," External link

allafrica Monday, February 25, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim concluded ( about Caster Semenya ) : "As the largest trade union in South Africa, representing more than 370 thousand militant workers, we stand in solidarity with Caster and say #HandsOff," External link

allafrica Monday, February 25, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Only an Eskom which is completely owned and controlled by the state is the best guarantee for cheap electricity,” “History has shown us that once the private sector is allowed to step in, prices increase, and massive job shedding is inevitable” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The battle lines have been drawn. The state has officially declared war on the working class,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Only an Eskom which is completely owned and controlled by the state is the best guarantee for cheap electricity. History has shown us that once the private sector is allowed to step in, prices increase and massive job shedding is inevitable,” External link

businessday Friday, February 8, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Only an Eskom which is completely owned and controlled by the state is the best guarantee for cheap electricity,” “History has shown us that once the private sector is allowed to step in, prices increase and massive job shedding is inevitable” External link

citizen Friday, February 8, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Eskom has to increase its sales both locally and cross border. We believe Eskom has failed dismally to increase its sales revenue because it is distracted and has the wrong focus,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “In the last financial year Comair made a profit of R6 billion, which was an improvement of R452 million from the previous financial year. Workers are directly responsible for that performance. It was entirely through their efforts that the executives and the board are experiencing huge profits,” “Workers have earned and deserve an increase and a living wage. The lowest paid worker earns R9,000 per month. They are denied a guaranteed 13th cheque, and other allowances like the shift allowance and the daily overtime allowance, whilst the executives receive millions in guaranteed bonus pay-outs” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:23:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We will be meeting with management under the auspices of CCMA on Tuesday,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:23:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Cosatu has been exposed as a hollow mouthpiece for ANC factions. It has failed to act in the interests of the working class. It has been reduced to simply rubber stamping the ANC’s neo-liberal agenda which is responsible for high levels of poverty, inequality, and unemployment in the country. The decision by Cosatu to go on strike is an attempt to distract from its glaring failure as a labour movement,” “When Cosatu calls for a strike against state capture, they are in fact calling for a strike against themselves because they are part of the very machinery which is being used to oppress workers every day. Their continued unwavering support for the ANC means that they are part of the same parasitic networks which are choking our economy. If Cosatu had even a shred of revolutionary consciousness left, they would make a clean break from the ANC. But their appetite for power and their dependence on patronage networks will keep them from taking this bold step” External link

enca Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:32:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “sold out the working class just so it can have access to a corrupt ANC leadership and its patronage networks” External link

enca Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:32:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “One of our shop stewards at SAA Technical [SAAT] was also suspended after he dared to speak out against corruption in the workplace. Numsa condemns SAA for punishing whistleblowers for exposing corruption at the airline. We will defend our members against victimisation and we are fighting this battle internally with SAAT management,” “Last month Numsa [members] marched to highlight the crisis of corruption at SAA. SAA responded by taking us to the Labour Court in an attempt to interdict our protest. But their attempts backfired because instead of getting an interdict, the Labour Court sided with us on this issue,” External link

enca Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Numsa is fighting for good clean governance in order to ensure a good working environment and also to ensure sustainability of the airline. Numsa and Sacca will be meeting with the minister of finance very soon to raise these issues sharply with him and to call for decisive leadership and action to bring normality to SAA,” External link

enca Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We demand that the minister of finance remove the entire SAA board as it has failed in its fiduciary duty to ensure good, clean governance. We demand that the board be reconstituted by members of civil society, trade unions, labour and government representatives to ensure transparency and good governance” External link

iol Monday, August 7, 2017 11:15:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Pilots at SAA are pampered and they receive generous benefits and high salaries at the expense of the majority of workers. Numsa is demanding a freeze in the pay increase of the top 100 managers, including all 800 pilots, so the majority of workers can receive a long overdue pay increase,” External link

iol Monday, August 7, 2017 10:09:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim added ( about Patrick Craven ) : “Although Comrade Craven has been with Numsa for a short time, he has formally served the South African workers movement since 2000, when he joined Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) as editor of it’s magazine, ‘The Shopsteward’ and later became it’s spokesperson” External link

enca Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Patrick Craven ) : “On behalf of Numsa, I wish to congratulate Comrade Craven on his contribution to the workers' struggle. "The years he has worked for the movement have been marked by unsurpassed excellence. He has been an inspiration to us all,” External link

enca Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Patrick Craven ) : "NUMSA On behalf of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa, I would like to thank Comrade Patrick Craven for his years of service and dedication to the workers movement in general, and to NUMSA in particular" External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim added ( about Patrick Craven ) : "Although Comrade Craven has been with NUMSA for a short time, he has formally served the South African workers movement since 2000, when he joined COSATU (the Congress of South African Trade Unions) as editor of its magazine, 'The Shopsteward' and later became its spokesperson" External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "His time of service in the movement is characterised by his unsurpassed dedication and efficiency. His work ethic is underpinned by a strong sense of principle and commitment," "It was because of his principles that he resigned from COSATU in 2015 following it’s degeneration from a militant champion of workers rights, to the tame adjunct of the ruling capitalist class that it is today" External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Patrick Craven ) : "On behalf of NUMSA, I wish to congratulate Comrade Craven on his contribution to the workers struggle. The years he has worked for the movement have been marked by unsurpassed excellence. He has been an inspiration to us all," External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We denounce with contempt the current minimum wage of US$250 put forward by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as a modern-day slavery wage that does not come close to the US$1,250 which Marikana workers were massacred for‚” External link

apanews-en Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Congress agreed that we need to more actively back the students’ struggle for free‚ quality and decolonised education and that we must get into the front line of this struggle‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, December 16, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We denounce with contempt the current minimum wage of R3500 put forward at NEDLAC by Cyril Ramaphosa as a modern-day slavery wage that does not come close to the R12500 which Marikana workers were massacred for‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Congress agreed to campaign against this poverty minimum wage‚ and to adopt R12500 as a minimum wage in South Africa‚ in honour of the Marikana workers‚ and that any minimum wage should be in terms of real inflation and the prevailing high inequality that exists in our country‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “But we’re not here to give you a hostile reception,” External link

news24 Monday, December 12, 2016 8:36:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim says : “Numsa can never support a capitalist exploiter who is seeking to protect his own huge investments and the interests of white monopoly capital,” External link

iafrica Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:31:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : “On December 2 the dispute was taken for conciliation at the Metal and Engineering Bargaining Council and although the commissioner tried to conciliate, the employer arrogantly looked for excuses,” “These included the union missing the 30-day deadline for conciliation in terms of Section 135 of the Labour Relations Act, even though this happened because the company had promised to investigate the accidents, but failed to do so” External link

iol Monday, December 5, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Cyril Ramaphosa has consistently attacked working class interests to benefit the capitalist class of which he has become a member. He was party to a negotiated settlement with white monopoly capital which left the economy owned and controlled by the very same capitalist class,” “He ensured that there was a property clause in the constitution which would keep ownership of the economy in the hands of South Africa’s white, racist, capitalist, colonial elite – with a few black faces like his being co-opted to disguise this retention of the status quo” External link

enca Saturday, November 26, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim claimed ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Cyril Ramaphosa has consistently attacked working class interests to benefit the capitalist class of which he has become a member. He was party to a negotiated settlement with white monopoly capital which left the economy owned and controlled by the very same capitalist class," "Worst of all, as a director of Lonmin, he was directly implicated in the massacre of 34 Marikana workers who demanded a living wage of R12 500. By now announcing a national minimum wage of R3 500, he is spitting on the graves of those workers who suffered exploitation until the oppressive agents of the capitalist state took their lives" External link

allafrica Friday, November 25, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "It is high time that Cosatu and its affiliates, in particular members who are super-exploited by the capitalist class in South Africa, who are victims of mass poverty, mass unemployment and huge inequalities as a result of ANC and DA neo-liberal policies, wake up and accept that enough is enough," External link

allafrica Friday, November 25, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This should then set the pattern of all SEOs and other industries which need to be nationalised so that we can create a socialist SA based on the Freedom Charter,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are amenable to (sector bargaining). There is no need to lump together different sectors. We are not opposed to sector bargaining,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated ( about Front ) : “While the two major parties – the United Party for National Development (UPND) and the Patriotic Front (PF) – have both failed to contain and eliminate violence for the period leading up to the polls, it is the constitutional duty of the governing party and President of the country to stump out violence,” “The president of the Republic of Zambia had sworn to uphold and defend the Zambian Constitution and to protect the lives and property of all Zambians” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “We repeat: the government of the Republic of Zambia has a duty and responsibility to all Zambians and all human beings in Zambia, to protect lives and property,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “We make a special appeal to all the workers of Zambia (employed or not) and the rural population – not to be used by politicians for their selfish political interests to further violence. We the Black and African workers of South Africa have learnt one main lesson we must share with the Zambian working class: unless the working class organise itself as a conquering force to win state power for themselves as a class, politicians from the other classes will always use us for their own ends,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “We bow our heads in shame as the African working class that such an African jewel as The Post has had to celebrate its 25th year anniversary in such horrible circumstances! The Post is a newspaper that has rivalled some of the world’s best newspapers – and we the African working class are proud of its heroic history,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “This situation in Zambia has become worse after 1991. After the democratic breakthrough in South Africa in 1994, we have seen the destruction of many Zambian businesses by South African white capital. This has further fuelled unemployment and mass poverty among Zambians,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer, Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries,” External link

iol Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚” “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚" "If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall" External link

bdlive Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚” “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚” “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We will be engaging with GM to defend our members’ jobs as well as demanding improvement of their wages and benefits,” External link

mineweb Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "It’s understood that Vavi will address a press conference this week. I don’t know what he will say but I know that the more he is prepared to agitate workers the more the leaders of Cosatu want to deal with him. There is no future for Vavi if it is up to (Cosatu president) Sdumo (Dlamini). Vavi’s future is in serving the working class," External link

bdlive Monday, March 23, 2015 4:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "It’s understood that Vavi will address a press conference this week. I don’t know what he will say but I know that the more he is prepared to agitate workers the more the leaders of Cosatu want to deal with him. There is no future for Vavi if it is up to (Cosatu president) Sdumo (Dlamini). Vavi’s future is in serving the working class," External link

businessday Monday, March 23, 2015 4:24:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The NEC instructed me to start engaging other unions now rather than to wait for the efforts to reclaim Cosatu to fail,” External link

mg Friday, March 6, 2015 3:25:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have been talking to some of them. We don’t want to [reveal] the nature of the discussion now. We have no defined agenda. For us, unity for workers is important. The mandate is that we must talk to all unions,” “Already, we had some discussions with Solidarity. They were not the first people to start with. We have been talking to Solidarity about common issues” External link

mg Friday, March 6, 2015 3:25:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim warns : “So election of shop stewards is not just a factory issue,” External link

iol Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:31:00 AM EAT



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secretary20.90%EN05/13/201713/05/2017
union general secretary0.75%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
union secretary0.19%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
secretary general2.05%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
president0.37%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
general0.37%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
boss0.56%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
secretary-general0.75%EN08/15/201415/08/2014
leader2.24%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
metalworkers sa general secretary0.75%EN03/19/201419/03/2014
secrétaire0.75%FR02/03/201403/02/2014
ally0.56%EN09/25/201325/09/2013
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Irvin JimEN58.09%
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Irvin Jim said : “The offer will be implemented immediately and workers will receive their back pay from 1 July 2021. This includes implementing the rest of the package of the agreement reached between NUMSA and SEIFSA,” External link

citizen Saturday, October 23, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This is a victory for workers. Negotiations are about give and take. And in a situation of give and take, you take whatever can get to put it in the pockets of workers. We are not cowards because we have taken a compromise,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 22, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “All workers in the engineering sector, regardless of which employer association they are affiliated to, are slated to a deserved, earned increase,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, October 22, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : ”It is our stance that through the gazettal of this agreement by the Department of Employment and Labour, it must be extended and benefit all workers in the engineering sector, including workers who work for employers who are affiliated to conservative employer associations such as Neasa, CEO and Saefa,” External link

the-star Friday, October 22, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : ”It is our stance that through the gazettal of this agreement by the Department of Employment and Labour, it must be extended and benefit all workers in the engineering sector, including workers who work for employers who are affiliated to conservative employer associations such as Neasa, CEO and Saefa,” External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are asking the Department of Labour, that as we sign the agreement this afternoon, they should work speedily in the interest of the workers, they must gazette it quickly. This agreement is extended to all workers in the industry. It is up to the conservative employer unions to tell us if they accept this or workers will vote with their feet," External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Our workers will go back to work on Friday, the latest date for returning to work will be Monday the 25th. If the other employer associations fail to inform us of their positions, we will not held responsible," External link

iol Friday, October 22, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Numsa was justified in our demand for an increase on actual rates of pay because engineering workers not only deserve an increase of 6% on actuals, but they have earned that increase. Seifsa, a federation that represents employers that employ the majority of the workers in the engineering sector, missed the opportunity to use its majority to break with the racist past” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are of the view that six percent on the table is a product of the strike, when the employers who are doubting the masses made unilateral offers to workers and tried to make them sign offers to return to work, it became dry yeast to shift the interest of the workers,” External link

iol Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Our members said we can consider taking the [salary increase] offer, on condition that Seifsa is prepared to pay it on actual rates of pay and not on minimum payments. As things stand, they are not willing to pay on the actual rates. So, there is no agreement that exists between us and Seifsa,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 15, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Now that we are re-negotiating this year and it is time for them to give back, the bosses have conveniently forgotten about the painful sacrifices which workers and their families made for the engineering sector,” External link

citizen Monday, October 4, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They have not made a single concession since these talks began, while we have demonstrated we are flexible and willing to negotiate. That is the definition of negotiating in bad faith because they are not willing to compromise, they want to impose their position,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They are unable to pay their children’s school fees, or provide for their families’ needs,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “What is even more distressing, is the silence from Prasa and the Department of Transport, who are shareholders. Autopax is wholly owned by Prasa. Management is aware of the suffering of workers but they have not intervened decisively to stabilise the situation at Autopax. Prasa, and by extension, Autopax are suffering from the same problems experienced by all other SOEs including SA Airways, Eskom, Denel and others,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They have blindly pursued failed neo-liberal macro-economic policies which are attacking the working class and the poor daily. They are shamelessly serving the interests of white monopoly capital. After destroying our SOEs they will simply privatise or sell them and their capitalist cronies will enrich themselves at our expense,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “It may be that the relief in relation to SAX and Denel will direct Parliament in future to perform its oversight functions by not merely listening, but to ensure amendatory accountability as well,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This is not something that the courts should be given the power to decide on purely from a liquidation perspective given the strategic role these companies play in the economy and the development of the country,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “If the decision is that these are strategic entities, then the executive must give effect to acts of Parliament and ensure that these entities are properly funded and resourced,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are deeply shocked and saddened as an organisation at the suffering that workers are enduring,” External link

the-star Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises or Scopa and ultimately the National Assembly itself, should be the ones to make the determination on whether SAX and Denel or any other major SOE should be liquidated,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “It is not a secret that the ABM is a thorn in the side of the ANC government for their independence and also their refusal to compromise on their demand for land, housing and dignity. The arrest of Bonono is the latest example of the relentless attack which this government has unleased on the organisation and its members,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Abahlali baseMjondolo have routinely been subjected to evictions which have been illegally carried out by the eThekwini municipality. Since the lockdown began the movement has been subject to repeated armed attacks from Calvin and Family Security Services, a notoriously violent private security company acting on the instruction of the municipality,” “Live ammunition has been used during these attacks and a number of the movement’s members have been hospitalised with serious injuries. On each occasion people’s homes have been destroyed and building materials burnt. In many instances people have also lost vital documents such as clinic cards, Sassa cards, school books and ID cards during the attacks” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We had so much hope. We believed that by making a simple mark on the ballot sheet, centuries of colonial subjugation and suffering would be brought to an end,” “We believed that democracy would mean equality and freedom for us and for our children. Unfortunately, history has shown how wrong we were,” External link

iol Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There have been repeated attempts to water down the right to strike, and we have consistently opposed all of them. In 2018, the ESC had to make a similar determination on the bus passenger sector when the National Black Consumer Council lodged an application to the ESC for workers in the sector to be declared essential to prevent strike action. We fought against this too, and we won,” External link

iol Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “But as things stand, not a single worker at SAAT has been paid and there is no clarity, or direction from the executive management about when this will be resolved. Workers have simply been left in limbo and they are forced to fend for themselves. Workers at Airchefs are suffering an even worse fate because they have not received any income since October last year,” External link

iol Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “In the meantime, we will be writing to Scopa to request that it conducts an independent inquiry into SAA and the business rescue process,” External link

iol Saturday, April 3, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “U nitrans Passenger employs more than 3,000 employees from its various passenger divisions. About 693 employees will be affected by the contemplated closure of the companies Greyhound, Magic Bus and Megabus Midrand” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The last time SAA produced financial statements was for the 2016/2017 financial year… The alternative is that the company must produce management accounts which are independently verified so that it can claim,” External link

iol Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The last time SAA produced financial statements was for the 2016/2017 financial year… The alternative is that the company must produce management accounts which are independently verified so that it can claim,” External link

the-star Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim explained : “Since then workers have been forced to exist without any financial support,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There was an expectation that once SAA takes off then its subsidiaries will also be able to recover, but unfortunately that has not happened. This has caused immense suffering for employees who have been unable to support themselves financially,” “Workers are enduring extreme suffering because they have gone months without pay. These are men and women who performed their jobs with passion and now they have been left bitterly disappointed by government, the shareholder,” External link

citizen Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:44:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Unitrans Passenger had more than 3 000 employees from its various passenger divisions. About 693 employees will be affected by the contemplated closure of the companies Greyhound, Magic Bus and Megabus Midrand," External link

iol Friday, February 5, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Our members are protesting against the fact that Macsteel has retrenched 99 employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our only demand is that all 99 employees who were forcefully retrenched by Macsteel must be reinstated immediately, under the same conditions they had before being retrenched" External link

news24 Monday, January 18, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim added : "We are convinced that Macsteel is using the pandemic to boost their profit margins. They have previously retrenched workers and the savings they made from job cuts were used to pay managers and executives generous bonuses and packages. This is what has angered our members into embarking on this just strike, they are doing it in defence of jobs and the right to work," External link

news24 Monday, January 18, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Pravin Gordhan ) : "DPE is aware of all these issues, but instead of leading and finding viable solutions, the Minister, Pravin Gordhan, is playing chess games with workers’ livelihoods," External link

news24 Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We want the RMI to ratify the wage agreement which was signed by them in January 2019. The agreement has not been ratified due to the RMI’s deliberate attempts to frustrate the operations of the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco). We demand the urgent ratification of the settlement agreement so it can be sent to the Department of Employment and Labour to be gazetted,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Because of their courage and the sacrifices they made by embarking on strike action, all workers at Gautrain have received an increase in their salaries,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 15, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Now that the agreement has been signed today, the strike has officially been called off,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Eskom employees are completely disconnected to the current leadership,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Eskom employees are completely disconnected to the current leadership," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Eskom employees are completely disconnected to the current leadership,” External link

bloomberg Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim argued : "Financial distress is the very reason why the first respondent (Comair) is under business rescue," External link

iol Friday, September 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "In the absence of a call to liquidate and having made an assessment and call that the first respondent is capable of being rescued, the first, second and third respondents are obliged as a matter of law not to infringe upon the rights of employees in respect of both security of employment and the conditions of service," "Accordingly, financial distress can never be a defence to transgress the provisions of the law regulating the rights of employees during a period of financial distress," External link

iol Friday, September 4, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There was a time when Zimbabwe was leading in providing quality education, access to healthcare, and access to land. Of course, the imperialist forces did all in their power to undermine the liberation struggle. They imposed sanctions to maintain their hegemony over Zimbabwe through other means,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This most recent public outcry against the government and its agents of repression are a result of the ever-worsening economic and political conditions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, August 10, 2020 6:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “There was a time when Zimbabwe was leading in providing quality education, access to healthcare, and access to land. Of course, the imperialist forces did all in their power to undermine the liberation struggle. They imposed sanctions to maintain their hegemony over Zimbabwe through other means,” External link

iol Monday, August 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This most recent public outcry against the government and its agents of repression are a result of the ever-worsening economic and political conditions,” External link

iol Monday, August 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We demand that the ANC government, in addressing these allegations of corruption surrounding the PPE tenders across all provinces, must consult trade unions, civil society and business on the appointment of independent, external individuals or institutions who must preside and embark on a fact-finding mission on such allegations of corruption,” External link

businessday Monday, August 3, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “What is even more shocking is that this request is made while employees at Comair have not been paid their salaries since the end of March. The BRPs have delayed the process of the UIF Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) application, and their distribution of payment to employees was highly irregular and resulted in workers being short paid their salaries for the month of April,” “We accordingly reject this request with the contempt it deserves and we demand that employees at Comair must be paid all their outstanding salaries in full” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "This is the extremely inferior, poor, under-resourced, under-capitalised, overcrowded, cutthroat sector, which transports to work the majority of the South African working class, who are African and black," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Numsa fully supports the demands of the taxi association, not only to meet their current operational costs but for the total transformation of the industry, to make it modern, decent, safe and affordable for the working class, and to improve the benefits and conditions of workers," External link

news24 Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We won on the issue of the right to strike, and we won on the demands of workers. This is truly a victory for our members and for the working class at large. This victory has inspired us to work even harder to defend the interests of workers and their families,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "Some workers have been forced to endure the lockdown with no money as 'no work, no pay’ policies are implemented. Others have forcibly had their leave days deducted from them, while others must prepare for mass retrenchments after the lockdown is lifted," External link

iol Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim commented : "To resolve this dispute is going to require both the management and the board of SAA and government to shift their position. We think SAA can be saved and turned around, but we are of the view that some in government have taken the view that, unless SAA is privatised, there can be no other solution," External link

irishsun Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

theCitizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

modernghana Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are grounding that airline on Friday,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are grounding that airline on Friday,” External link

citizen Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:36:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

digitaljournal Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

ibtimes Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding that airline on Friday," External link

afp-en Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

modernghana Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

theCitizen Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “What we are faced with in this country when it comes to sate-owned entities (SOEs), there is a particular centre, the National Treasury and department of public enterprises, where, in those two ministries, what you are confronted with is [a] rampant right-wing capitalist agenda to attack the hard work of workers,” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are grounding the airline on Friday. That airline must not move. This strike will be an indefinite strike until these people come to the table,” “If they think we are playing, they must watch what is coming. We call on our members to be united. Our members deserve that increase; it’s time for SAA management to come to the table between now and Friday and make an offer that can avert the strike. Failing that, we are going ahead with the strike on Friday” External link

businessday Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

pulse Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:15:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:41:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We are grounding the airline on Friday," External link

afp-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Association ) : “We met with an expectation that employers, who are represented by the Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa (FRA), the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) and National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) would engage meaningfully with the demands made by our members. But unfortunately they remain inflexible and as a result talks collapsed. It seems we are headed for a strike,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Furthermore, the bosses cannot justify demanding a peace clause of three years, without also offering to address the working conditions of workers, including critical issues like transport allowance,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “At the mediation employers demanded that we drop our demands on both these issues, because they wanted only to deal with the wage demand. They made it clear that they had no interest in addressing the working conditions of workers. They want a three-year wage agreement, with a 5% wage increase for each year. We reject this offer with the contempt it deserves,” “Since we opened up wage talks, the employers have been arrogant and they continue to demonstrate that they do not care about their employees. And we are not surprised because this racist untransformed industry displays an attitude towards African workers which is reminiscent of the dark days of apartheid,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have arranged formal conciliation on the 30th of September 2019 under the auspices of CCMA, and we are currently negotiating the picketing rules as part of the preparation for that meeting. If conciliation fails then we are well within our rights to request a strike certificate, for an industry-wide shut down,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have been consulting our attorneys on this issue, and we will be challenging this law at the Constitutional Court,” External link

iol Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:51:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Progress in this regard will be reported to plenary in October and further engagements will continue on dates agreed,” External link

businessday Friday, September 13, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This is a victory for Numsa and for our members ... [who] made huge sacrifices to expose a cruel management and they emerged victorious,” “They were militant and yet they remained disciplined throughout their ordeal. They are heroes of the struggle and we salute them. They will return to work on the July 1” External link

businessday Monday, July 1, 2019 6:27:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are here to recommend that we should end this sit-in today [Thurday]. And of course, I cannot put a gun to workers. We would have to present to them an agreement, we would have to present to them our logic why we think we should take two steps and settled and that we have made progress,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have been negotiating and we cannot have these workers life being at risk because of a mine bosses who basically do not care. If it was for us, we would have [a] long time ago [been resolved], these issues are straight forward,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “They … implemented these changes and as such, workers were only paid out R10,000 … [this] was hush money to silence our members so they do not revolt or ask questions,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Instead, they have made the outrageous proposal that the high earners should be denied wage increases until the salaries of other workers catch-up. This is completely unacceptable! Why should one group of workers be punished and denied wage increases, when it was management’s failure which led to the creation of this problem in the first place? This proposal is unfair and this is why we reject it and we are now on the verge of a strike,” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We proposed that management must, over time, increase wages of those who are affected by the gap, so there can be uniformity in their salaries, because they are doing the same kind of work. We have had several meetings with the employer this year where these proposals were made by us,” “The management of Comair rejected this. Instead, they have made the outrageous proposal that the high earners should be denied wage increases until the salaries of other workers catch up. This is completely unacceptable” External link

citizen Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We proposed that management must, over time, increase wages of those who are affected by the gap, so there can be uniformity in their salaries, because they are doing the same kind of work. We have had several meetings with the employer this year where these proposal were made by us," "The management of Comair rejected this. Instead, they have made the outrageous proposal that the high earners should be denied wage increases until the salaries of other workers catch up. This is completely unacceptable" External link

iol Tuesday, April 16, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Workers in the component sector are very angry,” "Workers in this industry must have a stake in the ownership of all automotive companies" External link

iol Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:41:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We reject the research and pseudo-science which has been concocted to justify their bigotry and racial prejudices. We will not allow them to tarnish the legacy of our global sporting icon," External link

allafrica Monday, February 25, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim concluded ( about Caster Semenya ) : "As the largest trade union in South Africa, representing more than 370 thousand militant workers, we stand in solidarity with Caster and say #HandsOff," External link

allafrica Monday, February 25, 2019 7:35:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Only an Eskom which is completely owned and controlled by the state is the best guarantee for cheap electricity,” “History has shown us that once the private sector is allowed to step in, prices increase, and massive job shedding is inevitable” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The battle lines have been drawn. The state has officially declared war on the working class,” External link

AfricaNews-English Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Only an Eskom which is completely owned and controlled by the state is the best guarantee for cheap electricity. History has shown us that once the private sector is allowed to step in, prices increase and massive job shedding is inevitable,” External link

businessday Friday, February 8, 2019 6:59:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Only an Eskom which is completely owned and controlled by the state is the best guarantee for cheap electricity,” “History has shown us that once the private sector is allowed to step in, prices increase and massive job shedding is inevitable” External link

citizen Friday, February 8, 2019 2:28:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Eskom has to increase its sales both locally and cross border. We believe Eskom has failed dismally to increase its sales revenue because it is distracted and has the wrong focus,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 24, 2019 8:14:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “In the last financial year Comair made a profit of R6 billion, which was an improvement of R452 million from the previous financial year. Workers are directly responsible for that performance. It was entirely through their efforts that the executives and the board are experiencing huge profits,” “Workers have earned and deserve an increase and a living wage. The lowest paid worker earns R9,000 per month. They are denied a guaranteed 13th cheque, and other allowances like the shift allowance and the daily overtime allowance, whilst the executives receive millions in guaranteed bonus pay-outs” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:23:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We will be meeting with management under the auspices of CCMA on Tuesday,” External link

citizen Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:23:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Cosatu has been exposed as a hollow mouthpiece for ANC factions. It has failed to act in the interests of the working class. It has been reduced to simply rubber stamping the ANC’s neo-liberal agenda which is responsible for high levels of poverty, inequality, and unemployment in the country. The decision by Cosatu to go on strike is an attempt to distract from its glaring failure as a labour movement,” “When Cosatu calls for a strike against state capture, they are in fact calling for a strike against themselves because they are part of the very machinery which is being used to oppress workers every day. Their continued unwavering support for the ANC means that they are part of the same parasitic networks which are choking our economy. If Cosatu had even a shred of revolutionary consciousness left, they would make a clean break from the ANC. But their appetite for power and their dependence on patronage networks will keep them from taking this bold step” External link

enca Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:32:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “sold out the working class just so it can have access to a corrupt ANC leadership and its patronage networks” External link

enca Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:32:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “One of our shop stewards at SAA Technical [SAAT] was also suspended after he dared to speak out against corruption in the workplace. Numsa condemns SAA for punishing whistleblowers for exposing corruption at the airline. We will defend our members against victimisation and we are fighting this battle internally with SAAT management,” “Last month Numsa [members] marched to highlight the crisis of corruption at SAA. SAA responded by taking us to the Labour Court in an attempt to interdict our protest. But their attempts backfired because instead of getting an interdict, the Labour Court sided with us on this issue,” External link

enca Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Numsa is fighting for good clean governance in order to ensure a good working environment and also to ensure sustainability of the airline. Numsa and Sacca will be meeting with the minister of finance very soon to raise these issues sharply with him and to call for decisive leadership and action to bring normality to SAA,” External link

enca Saturday, September 2, 2017 4:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We demand that the minister of finance remove the entire SAA board as it has failed in its fiduciary duty to ensure good, clean governance. We demand that the board be reconstituted by members of civil society, trade unions, labour and government representatives to ensure transparency and good governance” External link

iol Monday, August 7, 2017 11:15:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Pilots at SAA are pampered and they receive generous benefits and high salaries at the expense of the majority of workers. Numsa is demanding a freeze in the pay increase of the top 100 managers, including all 800 pilots, so the majority of workers can receive a long overdue pay increase,” External link

iol Monday, August 7, 2017 10:09:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim added ( about Patrick Craven ) : “Although Comrade Craven has been with Numsa for a short time, he has formally served the South African workers movement since 2000, when he joined Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) as editor of it’s magazine, ‘The Shopsteward’ and later became it’s spokesperson” External link

enca Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Patrick Craven ) : “On behalf of Numsa, I wish to congratulate Comrade Craven on his contribution to the workers' struggle. "The years he has worked for the movement have been marked by unsurpassed excellence. He has been an inspiration to us all,” External link

enca Tuesday, January 3, 2017 4:03:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Patrick Craven ) : "NUMSA On behalf of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa, I would like to thank Comrade Patrick Craven for his years of service and dedication to the workers movement in general, and to NUMSA in particular" External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim added ( about Patrick Craven ) : "Although Comrade Craven has been with NUMSA for a short time, he has formally served the South African workers movement since 2000, when he joined COSATU (the Congress of South African Trade Unions) as editor of its magazine, 'The Shopsteward' and later became its spokesperson" External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "His time of service in the movement is characterised by his unsurpassed dedication and efficiency. His work ethic is underpinned by a strong sense of principle and commitment," "It was because of his principles that he resigned from COSATU in 2015 following it’s degeneration from a militant champion of workers rights, to the tame adjunct of the ruling capitalist class that it is today" External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Patrick Craven ) : "On behalf of NUMSA, I wish to congratulate Comrade Craven on his contribution to the workers struggle. The years he has worked for the movement have been marked by unsurpassed excellence. He has been an inspiration to us all," External link

iol Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We denounce with contempt the current minimum wage of US$250 put forward by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as a modern-day slavery wage that does not come close to the US$1,250 which Marikana workers were massacred for‚” External link

apanews-en Saturday, December 17, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Congress agreed that we need to more actively back the students’ struggle for free‚ quality and decolonised education and that we must get into the front line of this struggle‚” External link

thetimes-za Friday, December 16, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “We denounce with contempt the current minimum wage of R3500 put forward at NEDLAC by Cyril Ramaphosa as a modern-day slavery wage that does not come close to the R12500 which Marikana workers were massacred for‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “Congress agreed to campaign against this poverty minimum wage‚ and to adopt R12500 as a minimum wage in South Africa‚ in honour of the Marikana workers‚ and that any minimum wage should be in terms of real inflation and the prevailing high inequality that exists in our country‚” External link

thetimes-za Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “But we’re not here to give you a hostile reception,” External link

news24 Monday, December 12, 2016 8:36:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim says : “Numsa can never support a capitalist exploiter who is seeking to protect his own huge investments and the interests of white monopoly capital,” External link

iafrica Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:31:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Labour Relations Act ) : “On December 2 the dispute was taken for conciliation at the Metal and Engineering Bargaining Council and although the commissioner tried to conciliate, the employer arrogantly looked for excuses,” “These included the union missing the 30-day deadline for conciliation in terms of Section 135 of the Labour Relations Act, even though this happened because the company had promised to investigate the accidents, but failed to do so” External link

iol Monday, December 5, 2016 10:57:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Cyril Ramaphosa has consistently attacked working class interests to benefit the capitalist class of which he has become a member. He was party to a negotiated settlement with white monopoly capital which left the economy owned and controlled by the very same capitalist class,” “He ensured that there was a property clause in the constitution which would keep ownership of the economy in the hands of South Africa’s white, racist, capitalist, colonial elite – with a few black faces like his being co-opted to disguise this retention of the status quo” External link

enca Saturday, November 26, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim claimed ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Cyril Ramaphosa has consistently attacked working class interests to benefit the capitalist class of which he has become a member. He was party to a negotiated settlement with white monopoly capital which left the economy owned and controlled by the very same capitalist class," "Worst of all, as a director of Lonmin, he was directly implicated in the massacre of 34 Marikana workers who demanded a living wage of R12 500. By now announcing a national minimum wage of R3 500, he is spitting on the graves of those workers who suffered exploitation until the oppressive agents of the capitalist state took their lives" External link

allafrica Friday, November 25, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "It is high time that Cosatu and its affiliates, in particular members who are super-exploited by the capitalist class in South Africa, who are victims of mass poverty, mass unemployment and huge inequalities as a result of ANC and DA neo-liberal policies, wake up and accept that enough is enough," External link

allafrica Friday, November 25, 2016 6:36:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “This should then set the pattern of all SEOs and other industries which need to be nationalised so that we can create a socialist SA based on the Freedom Charter,” External link

iol Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:58:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We are amenable to (sector bargaining). There is no need to lump together different sectors. We are not opposed to sector bargaining,” External link

iol Wednesday, October 12, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated ( about Front ) : “While the two major parties – the United Party for National Development (UPND) and the Patriotic Front (PF) – have both failed to contain and eliminate violence for the period leading up to the polls, it is the constitutional duty of the governing party and President of the country to stump out violence,” “The president of the Republic of Zambia had sworn to uphold and defend the Zambian Constitution and to protect the lives and property of all Zambians” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “We repeat: the government of the Republic of Zambia has a duty and responsibility to all Zambians and all human beings in Zambia, to protect lives and property,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “We make a special appeal to all the workers of Zambia (employed or not) and the rural population – not to be used by politicians for their selfish political interests to further violence. We the Black and African workers of South Africa have learnt one main lesson we must share with the Zambian working class: unless the working class organise itself as a conquering force to win state power for themselves as a class, politicians from the other classes will always use us for their own ends,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “We bow our heads in shame as the African working class that such an African jewel as The Post has had to celebrate its 25th year anniversary in such horrible circumstances! The Post is a newspaper that has rivalled some of the world’s best newspapers – and we the African working class are proud of its heroic history,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim stated : “This situation in Zambia has become worse after 1991. After the democratic breakthrough in South Africa in 1994, we have seen the destruction of many Zambian businesses by South African white capital. This has further fuelled unemployment and mass poverty among Zambians,” External link

postzambia Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:03:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer, Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries,” External link

iol Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:16:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚” “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚" "If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall" External link

bdlive Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:02:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚” “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have mediation resuming tomorrow‚” “If the bosses who represent garage employers fail to make an offer‚ Numsa will embark on a strike action in pursuit of our members’ demands and in full support of fuel refineries; so workers must remain strong and united‚ because united we stand divided we fall” External link

thetimes-za Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:11:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We will be engaging with GM to defend our members’ jobs as well as demanding improvement of their wages and benefits,” External link

mineweb Tuesday, June 21, 2016 1:02:00 AM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "It’s understood that Vavi will address a press conference this week. I don’t know what he will say but I know that the more he is prepared to agitate workers the more the leaders of Cosatu want to deal with him. There is no future for Vavi if it is up to (Cosatu president) Sdumo (Dlamini). Vavi’s future is in serving the working class," External link

bdlive Monday, March 23, 2015 4:43:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : "It’s understood that Vavi will address a press conference this week. I don’t know what he will say but I know that the more he is prepared to agitate workers the more the leaders of Cosatu want to deal with him. There is no future for Vavi if it is up to (Cosatu president) Sdumo (Dlamini). Vavi’s future is in serving the working class," External link

businessday Monday, March 23, 2015 4:24:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “The NEC instructed me to start engaging other unions now rather than to wait for the efforts to reclaim Cosatu to fail,” External link

mg Friday, March 6, 2015 3:25:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim said : “We have been talking to some of them. We don’t want to [reveal] the nature of the discussion now. We have no defined agenda. For us, unity for workers is important. The mandate is that we must talk to all unions,” “Already, we had some discussions with Solidarity. They were not the first people to start with. We have been talking to Solidarity about common issues” External link

mg Friday, March 6, 2015 3:25:00 PM EAT

Irvin Jim warns : “So election of shop stewards is not just a factory issue,” External link

iol Sunday, March 1, 2015 10:31:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general secretary69.78%EN05/13/201713/05/2017
secretary20.90%EN05/13/201713/05/2017
union general secretary0.75%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
union secretary0.19%EN12/17/201617/12/2016
secretary general2.05%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
president0.37%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
general0.37%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
boss0.56%EN08/04/201604/08/2016
secretary-general0.75%EN08/15/201415/08/2014
leader2.24%EN05/23/201423/05/2014
metalworkers sa general secretary0.75%EN03/19/201419/03/2014
secrétaire0.75%FR02/03/201403/02/2014
ally0.56%EN09/25/201325/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Irvin JimEN58.09%
Irvin JimFR21.40%
Irvin JimAF19.96%
Irvin JimPT0.18%
IRVIN JIMEN0.18%
IRVIN JIMFR0.18%


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