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    Solidariteit lays criminal charges against Denel...

    Solidariteit lays criminal charges against Denel top brass Friday, 15 December 2017 Trade union Solidarity today laid charges on behalf of its members employed by state-owned entity Denel against both its Chief Executive Officer, Zwelakhe Ntsepe, and its Chief Financial Officer, Odwa Mhlwana. This follows after it has come to light that the company has squandered its employees’ money. According to Solidarity’s Deputy General Secretary Deon Reyneke, the charge is filed in terms of section 332 of the Criminal Procedure Act. “Denel, knowingly and without the permission of the employees, mismanaged employee funds that have been put aside by the employees themselves in order to receive a year-end bonus. These funds are part of the employees’ total cost package and as such ... Read more.

    State-owned Denel in a fix, workers...

    State-owned Denel in a fix, workers suffer – Solidarity Wednesday, 13 December 2017 After having met with the management of state-owned entity Denel, trade union Solidarity today expressed its shock at and concern over the possible non-payment of workers’ December pay by the company. The trade union warned that the non-payment of salaries could lead to major instability and labour unrest, which could put a further damper on the economy. According to Solidarity’s Deputy General Secretary Deon Reyneke, the company’s current financial woes could be ascribed to poor management and poor planning. “This is yet another telling example of a state-owned entity that is suffering severe losses as a result of mismanagement while its workforce – and the entire South Africa for that ... Read more.

    Solidarity will assist teachers

    Solidarity will assist teachers Tuesday, 12 December 2017 Trade union Solidarity today said that it would still by way of legal assistance support any teacher who may be unfairly affected by the Gauteng Department of Education’s latest staffing redistribution. This follows after the Education Department gave an undertaking that no teacher would be laid off as a result of posts being redundant. “We welcome the undertaking not to retrench people but will still act as a watchdog to ensure the Department honours its word. We still doubt the original intention of the process though. Should we learn about a member of staff who is unlawfully affected we would immediately proceed with legal action,” Solidarity Chief Executive Dirk Hermann ... Read more.

    Solidarity fights for favourable career prospects...

    Solidarity fights for favourable career prospects in SAPS Thursday, 7 December 2017 In its report on the inadequate career prospects the South African Police Service (SAPS) offers to its non-commissioned officers (Constables, Sergeants and Warrant-Officers), trade union Solidarity paints a bleak picture. According to the report the unfair and non-transparent appointments made by the SAPS are self-destructing and citizens will pay dearly for it. This comes after it has transpired that SAPS appointments are not dealt with in a transparent, fair and rational manner. Schalk de Bruin, head of Special Projects at Solidarity, expressed his concern about this issue, also stating that these ill-considered appointments offer very limited to no career prospects for SAPS members. “The SAPS also lacks processes to develop ... Read more.

    Law Society circumvents labour legislation –...

    Law Society circumvents labour legislation – Solidarity Friday, 1 December 2017 Trade union Solidarity today rebuked the Law Society of the Northern Provinces about its unwillingness to consult with the trade union regarding a business transfer process as defined by the Labour Act. The business transfer in terms of section 197 of the Labour Relations Act has recently been announced, which aims to merge all four of the Law Societies in South Africa. According to Herman Perry, a litigant at Solidarity’s legal services, Solidarity members that are working under this order’s conditions of employment, will be adversely affected by this business transfer. “Section 197 stipulates that a business transfer of this kind may not adversely affect the conditions of employment as ... Read more.



    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!
    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.
    Solidarity organizes collectively in various South African industries which includes Mining, Metal and Engineering, Agriculture, Aviation, Chemical and University Affairs. They also represents individual members working in different workplaces across the country.
    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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