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    Solidarity takes legal steps on behalf...

    Solidarity takes legal steps on behalf of wronged nurse Tuesday, 27 June 2017 Trade union Solidarity today took action and filed court documents against the Health Department and the Health Minister on behalf of its member. The case will be heard in the High Court on 11 July. This follows after the Department and the Minister of Health has failed to respond to Solidarity’s urgent request that the graduated nurse, Dané Hertz, who has not been placed in a community service post since January 2017, should be placed in such a post within seven days. According to Anton van der Bijl, head of the Solidarity Centre for Fair Labour Practices, the Minister and/or the Health Department are required by law to place Hertz. ... Read more.

    Solidarity insists on arsonists being hauled...

    Solidarity insists on arsonists being hauled over the coals Friday, 23 June 2017 The Solidarity Movement insists that the arsonists and perpetrators of violence who damaged historical buildings, schools and businesses during protest action in Bloemfontein and Schweizer-Reneke should be prosecuted and punished. According to Flip Buys, Chairperson of the Solidarity Movement, the prevailing culture is one of destruction. “The widespread tendency that protest actions result in violence and arson can no longer be tolerated. The SAPS must provide an explanation for its failure to take preventative action,” Buys emphasised. This follows after buildings in Bloemfontein were set alight again this week when a modern fire station in Chris Hani Square and the historical City Hall were destroyed by fires caused by workers ... Read more.

    Court papers to save discrimination victim...

    Court papers to save discrimination victim served on SAPS Trade union Solidarity this week served court papers on the South African Police Service (SAPS) as respondent. This comes after Solidarity on 22 February 2017 referred a case in terms of section 60 of the Employment Equity Act against the SAPS to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) after the SAPS had once again failed to take deliberate action against a racist employee. According to Anton van der Bijl, Head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, the employee, Mrs Jonker, was the victim of unfair discrimination based on race. This comes after Mr Motlhaoleng, another employee who reported to her, had turned to social media to vent ... Read more.

    Mineral Resources plays Russian roulette with...

    Mineral Resources plays Russian roulette with economy Wednesday, 21 June 2017 The Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) today expressed huge concern about the 2017 Mining Charter published in the Government Gazette this month. According to SRI Head Connie Mulder, the charter is a recipe for an economic disaster in the mining industry. The importance of mining as an industry that is central to the South African economy cannot be underestimated. With this charter that is in essence significantly worse than the already worrying 2016 draft charter that has come in for heavy criticism from local and international experts, the Department of Mineral Resources is, as it were, playing Russian roulette with the South African economy,” Mulder said. According to Mulder, it is ... Read more.

    Solidarity warns Department after failure to...

    Solidarity warns Department after failure to place nurses Tuesday, 20 June 2017 In an urgent letter to the Health Department and the Health Minister, trade union Solidarity warned that two qualified nurses, Juan-Ri Theunissen and Dané Hertz who have not been placed in community service positions since the beginning of the year, must be placed within seven days. Should the department fail to comply, the trade union will be obliged to investigate alternative legal pathways. This follows after the two applicants’ applications for community service placements had been approved at certain hospitals, and then these placements were withdrawn in a very controversial way. The parties were informed of this decision by SMS. According to Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre ... Read more.

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    INTRODUCTION

    Solidarity is your partner, your older brother in the workplace, as it were – the one who has been protecting its members’ rights against exploitation in the workplace since 1902; the one who even creates job security for you as a professional individual.

    Solidarity currently offers a dependable service to approximately 140 000 members in all occupational fields, collectively and professionally, and has the passion and knowledge to look after its members’ interests and to ensure that their rights are protected in the workplace.

    The union has more than 20 offices countrywide and members are served by more than 300 staff members and 1 275 union representatives in thousands of companies. In short: Solidarity ensures that its members receive the necessary assistance to protect their work and therefore their income, because your job is our job!
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    Trade union Solidarity’s main purpose is to protect its members in the workplace. Solidarity’s Labour Services Division offers protection to thousands of collective and individual members in various industries nationwide.
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    Trade union Solidarity’s main purpose is to protect its members in the workplace. Solidarity’s Labour Services Division offers protection to thousands of collective and individual members in various industries nationwide.
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    Solidarity’s legal department is the largest of its kind in all South African trade unions and one of the largest labour law practices in South Africa.
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