Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa
NATIONAL OFFICE BEARERS
President – Siboniso Mdletshe (Worker )
Currently working for ABB SA in Gauteng Province
He served as a Shop steward 2011 – 2014
ABB Employment Equity committee member from 2013
2012-2013 Local Youth Forum Secretary in Thembisa Local.
NUMSA youth forum deputy secretary at JC BEZ region 2011 -2014
A member and activist of African National Congress (ANC)
ANCYL in Susan Sepele branch in Kempton Park
1st Deputy President – EDWIN TIRELO RATLAPANE (Worker)
Currently working for Sandvik Mining & Construction in Limpopo Province Sandvik Shop steward 2010 – 2014
Sandvik Employment Equity e33e committee – 2011 – 2012
HSE Representative – 2013 and currently
NUMSA local youth forum Secretary – 2012 – 2013 Phalaborwa Area shopstewards committee Secretary.
COSATU LEC Member 2011- 2013
ANC BEC MEMBER – 2013
ANCYL DEPUTY SECRETARY JOSEPH SHIMANE BRANCH – 2014 4. ANCYL JOSEPH SHIMANE
Currently working for Toyota SA in KwaZulu Natal Province
He served as shopstewards in Paintshop in 2011
He served as an SRC member at Coastal KZN Umlazi Campus
An active member of African National Congress (ANC) and ANCYL
National Treasurer – Sello Rapao
Currently working for Ford Motor Company Silverton plant. He joined the company in 2005 as an Operator. He left Ford Motor Company in 2008 to further his studies and returned to the company in 2010. He is currently working in the process engineering department .
He served as Deputy Chairperson in the Microbiology society.
He completed Mechanical engineering Diploma with UNISA
He is currently a post graduate student in Mechanical engineering
An Active Member of ANC Lesetja Sexwale branch
He joined Genrec Engineering in 1993 as an apprentice boilermaker, workers elected him as a shop steward after he excelled in translation on behalf of workers during meetings.
He remained a shop steward until he left Genrec in 1996. In 1997, he joined BHP Billiton as a process operator. There again, workers elected him to be a shop steward.
He rose through the ranks starting as a local secretary, regional finance committee of KZN and in 2004, he became a second deputy president of NUMSA and four years later became a President for full term, in 2012 he was elected unopposed for a second term.
In 2013, he resigned from the highest position due to irreconcilable differences with his collective on the direction of the union.
In 2014, he was asked by workers to work with them to form a home of metalworkers. On 27-28 June 2015, LIMUSA has a launching Congress where he was elected as the General Secretary.
He is the member of the ANC from Musa Dladla region coming from Meerensee Branch ( Ward 1)
He is also the member of the South African Communist Party.
He is a former Board member of SABC and current board member of Trade and Investment KwaZulu Natal.
Deputy General Secretary – Mawonga Madolo (Official)
He stated working in Mercedes-Benz in East London (Eastern Cape) from 2001 to 2015
He was elected as NUMSA part-shopsteward in 2010 in Bodyshop
In 2011 he was elected as a NUMSA full-time shopsteward responsible for education & training and was a members of Merseta Auto Chamber.
In 2012 also served as a chairperson of Eastern Cape Region in Regional Education Committee (REDCOM)
Member of negotiating team in Auto National Bargaining Forum during 2013 bargaining round.
He resigned as a NUMSA member and Shopsteward in January 2015 and later was appointed as the first National Spokesperson of Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa.
Active member of South African Communist Party of South Africa (MBSA industrial unit) at Skenjana Roji District and Young Communist League member(YCL). Active member of African National Congress and former Deputy Secretary of Esthet Canham Branch (Ward 10) in Buffalo City Region. Former chairperson of Own Heaven tenants committee 2004 – 2009
Peer Educator in workplaces and communities on matters of HIV & Aids, TB, Drugs & Alcohol, Responsible parenting, domestic violence and gender issues.
NATIONAL OFFICE BEARERS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS
a) National Office Bearers
The National Office Bearers are:
i. the President
ii. two Vice-Presidents;
iii. the National Treasurer, who shall be a member of the National Finance Committee; and
iv. the General Secretary and the Deputy General Secretary
b) National elected officials
The national elected officials are:
i. the General Secretary; and
ii. the Deputy General Secretary.
c) Election and term of office
i. Union members are eligible for elections as National Office Bearers if they are:
1. in good standing; and
2. accredited delegates to a National Congress.
ii. Members at the National Congress shall nominate and duly second persons appropriate for the position of President, Vice-Presidents, National Treasurer, General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary.
iii. National Congress shall then elect by ballot members for these positions.
iv. The President, Vice-Presidents, National Treasurer, General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary shall:
1. hold office until the next ordinary congress; and
2. be eligible for re-election upon the expiry of their terms of office.
d) Powers and duties
The powers and duties of the office bearers and officials shall be as follows:
i. The President:
1. preside at Congresses and all meetings of the Central Committee and National Executive Committee. The President shall have a deliberative vote only1;
2. sign minutes of meetings;
3. supervise the affairs of the Union and work of the General Secretary;
4. be a co-signatory to the national banking accounts of the Union;
5. attend and report to National Congresses;
6. perform any other duties which arise from usage or custom or the provisions of this constitution with regard to the position of the President.
ii. The Vice-President shall:
1. assist the President; and
2. exercise the powers, functions and duties of the President in his/her absence.
iii. The National Treasurer shall have the same powers and functions and duties of the President in his/her absence.
iv. The General Secretary shall:
1. be a full time official and employee of the Union;
2. be responsible for the proper administration of the Union and for the general co-ordination of its activities;
3. supervise the work of the Provincial Secretaries and other officials of the Union;
4. attend and report fully to each National Congress and meetings of the National Executive Committee and Central Committee on all aspects of the Union’s activity;
5. be responsible for the minutes of the National Congress, National Executive Committee and Central Committee;
6. submit the minutes of all National Executive Committee meetings and monthly financial statements to all NEC members;
7. deal with all the correspondence of the head office of the Union;
8. ensure that proper books of account are kept and that such books are audited annually;
9. be a co-signatory to the national banking accounts of the Union;;
10. issue official receipts for all monies received and to bank such monies with seven days of receipt;
11. visit provinces for reasons determined by the Central Committee;
12. ensure that a register of members is maintained;
13. ensure that disciplinary action is taken against employees of the Union in accordance with the Union’s Disciplinary Code and Procedure; and
14. perform other duties required by this constitution or the National Congress, Central Committee or National Executive Committee
15. In addition to the duties laid down in paragraph (i) above the general secretary shall perform the duties imposed on him/her by sections 98, 99 and 100 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, relating to the keeping of records and the furnishing of information to the Registrar.
v. The Deputy General Secretary
1. be accountable to the National Executive Committee and shall;
2. assist the General secretary in the performance of his/her duties; and
3. perform the functions of the General Secretary as he/she may be temporarily or permanently unable to perform.