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    Religious practices remain in schools;Court gives...

    Religious practices remain in schools;Court gives guidelines Wednesday, 28 June 2017 Solidarity today welcomed the finding by the Johannesburg High Court that religious practices may continue in public schools. The trade union is currently studying the ruling to determine what the limitations imposed on governing bodies by the court will entail in practice. According to Solidarity spokesperson Juran van den Heever, the court today also ruled that a public school may not promote one religion by excluding another. Furthermore, a school may not promote one specific religion exclusively as the religion that it supports. “Governing bodies still retain the right and competence to determine the policies of a particular school provided they comply with the guidelines contained in the South African ... Read more.

    About 8 500 AngloGold Ashanti employees...

    About 8 500 AngloGold Ashanti employees could lose jobs Trade union Solidarity today confirmed that it had received a retrenchment notice from mining company AngloGold Ashanti (AGA). The notice states that approximately 8 500 employees could be affected by these retrenchments. The trade union added that a trend in retrenchments may follow in the mining sector due to the negative impact that the Mining Charter might have on mining companies. According to Connie Prinsloo, Deputy General Secretary of the mining industry at Solidarity, this announcement is especially worrying since the AGA workforce were recently reduced by almost 990 jobs during a previous retrenchment process. “The trade union will now intensively engage with the management of AGA with the aim of ... Read more.

    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.

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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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