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    Court papers to save discrimination victim...

    Court papers to save discrimination victim served on SAPS Friday, 23 June 2017 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applications for community service placements had been approved at certain hospitals, and then these placements were withdrawn in a very controversial way.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.

    Trade unions declared dispute with employers

    Trade unions declared dispute with employers Thursday, 15 June 2017 Trade union Solidarity, together with various other unions, today declared a dispute with employers from the metal and engineering industry in wage negotiations that are currently under way at the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC). This comes after a deadlock was reached after two rounds of negotiations. According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Marius Croukamp, the employers put demands on the table that are not acceptable to Solidarity. “Solidarity remains committed to negotiating with a view to achieve a wage settlement,” Croukamp said.

    Solidarity boycotts Zwane and Mining Charter...

    Solidarity boycotts Zwane and Mining Charter launch Trade union Solidarity’s National Executive Council (NEC) made the decision this morning to boycott the meeting of stakeholders and principals in the mining industry that was set up late on Wednesday afternoon by the office of the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane. This comes after a flawed consultation process has been followed in the drafting of the new Mining Charter. According to Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis, the likely contents of the charter may lead to job losses, and since his appointment, Minister Zwane has not followed the tradition established in 2010 that principals would meet on a monthly basis. The charter is to be presented ... 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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