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    Sibanye: Solidarity demands answers to hard...

    Sibanye: Solidarity demands answers to hard questions Wednesday, 16 August 2017 Trade union Solidarity said today, on the eve of its first consultation with Sibanye Gold regarding planned retrenchments at the mine, that it will put several questions to the mine. Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis said that Solidarity will ask Sibanye some hard questions during its consultation with the mine on Thursday in a bid to determine whether Sibanye had done everything in its power to prevent the retrenchments. Du Plessis said that Sibanye had rejected proposals to mitigate the extent of the retrenchments on several occasions.  “We have heard that proposals made by advisors have not been properly considered. That is why we demand answers. It is Sibanye’s ... Read more.

    Restructuring plan a smoke screen for...

    Restructuring plan a smoke screen for retrenchments Solidarity today confirmed that it has received a section 189A retrenchment notice for Africa’s largest steel supplier, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The notice states that about 50 workers may be affected by this retrenchment. This follows after Wim de Klerk, Chief Executive of AMSA, announced in a statement late yesterday afternoon that AMSA would implement cost saving measures as well as structural changes that can lead to potential job losses due to tremendous pressure experienced in the steel industry and the decline in demand for steel. De Klerk has argued that it is too early to give a decisive answer as to how many workers will be affected by the ... Read more.

    Hlaudi evades the court again –...

    Hlaudi evades the court again – Solidarity   Tuesday, 15 August 2017 The court case in which Hlaudi Motsoeneng has to explain why he should not be held liable in a personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8 journalists, has been postponed to 6 September 2017. This follows after Motsoeneng did not turn up for today’s court proceedings. Motsoeneng did not provide a clear reason as to why he did not attend the court proceedings. Although Simon Tebele who was added as third respondent to Solidarity’s cost order case was present, he did not have any legal representation. The judge ruled that both Motsoeneng and Tebele must be present when the court proceedings resume on 6 September. Should they ... Read more.

    D-day for Hlaudi – Solidarity

    D-day for Hlaudi – Solidarity Monday, 14 August 2017 Hlaudi Motsoeneng will have to explain to the Labour Court tomorrow why he should not be held liable in a personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8 journalists. This follows after the Labour Court granted the application by trade union Solidarity on 11 May 2017, to add Motsoeneng as respondent in the trade union’s cost order case against the SABC. Solidarity set its sights on Motsoeneng with the trade union arguing that Motsoeneng as the former chief operations officer made the final decision to dismiss the journalists. According to Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, the time has come for Motsoeneng ... Read more.

    Major setback for Lily mineworkers after...

    Major setback for Lily mineworkers after transaction fails The intensive negotiations with between Galane God and Vantage Goldfields, owners of the Lily and Barbrook mines, failed last week at the last minute. Both Vantage Goldfields and Galane Gold accused each other of being the reason for this failed transaction but it is the workers who pay the price. As a result of the proposed acquisition of Vantage by Galane, the mines under business rescue would have been in a position to be operational again within 100 days. Meanwhile, creditors, including the workers, would have started to receive their outstanding money. The workers that were plunged into poverty after the Lily and neighbouring Barbrook mines were placed in business-rescue, ... Read more.

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