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    UNISA once again fails to protect...

    UNISA once again fails to protect employees against racism Tuesday, 21 November 2017 The trade union Solidarity, today announced that it will take urgent steps against Benny Morota, a law lecturer at the University of South Africa (UNISA), after the university once again overlooked the racist behaviour of Morota. This follows a meeting with academics and the vice-chancellor under the guidance of Morota, on 30 June 2017, where black academics opposed the reappointment of Prof Melodie Labuschaigne as dean, because it seems to be unacceptable to appoint a white woman as a dean. According to Johan Botha, Deputy General Secretary of the Professional Industry at Solidarity, it isn’t the first time that Morota is guilty of racial offences. Morota made the headlines on ... Read more.

    The Lily Mine saga continues unabated

    The Lily Mine saga continues unabated Wednesday, 15 November 2017 Trade union Solidarity today said that all role-players at Lily Mine must come to the table to consider Lily Mine’s future to once and for all bring an end to the long and protracted emotional chastening and financial attenuation of the Lily miners, their families, the communities and creditors. This comes after every transaction over the past 18 months has failed. According to Solidarity’s Mining Industry Deputy General Secretary, Connie Prinsloo, the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant, made an announcement in the media that the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) would allocate R319 million to Lily Mine to save the mine from demise. However, the IDC has denied the ... Read more.

    Solidarity report indicates SAA is worst...

    Solidarity report indicates SAA is worst state institution Tuesday, 14 November 2017 The Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) today, in their report on the state of South African state institutions and the value for tax money, announced that South African Airways (SAA) is the worst of all major state institutions. According to the report, the value SAA offers for taxpayers' money is deplorable. The report shows that state institutions are poorly managed in general. The second worst institution is Eskom, and the best-managed state institution is Telkom. The SRI analysed five state institutions, namely Telkom, Eskom, Transnet, PetroSA and SAA. In the report, the state institutions are measured in terms of working capital ratio and net debt before earnings (EBITDA). These accounting ratios ... Read more.

    Employees demand Solidarity’s recognition at Lonmin

    Employees demand Solidarity’s recognition at Lonmin Friday, 10 November 2017 On Friday, Solidarity members and other Lonmin employees demanded in a manifesto that the recognition of the trade union Solidarity and other representative trade unions should be reinstated immediately. This followed after Lonmin recently succumbed to Amcu’s demand for sole recognition. Amcu has succeeded in its goal, and since 5 November 2017 it has been the only trade union recognised by Lonmin. According to Connie Prinsloo, Solidarity’s Deputy General Secretary in the Mining Industry, the Labour Court’s rejection on 3 November of Solidarity’s urgent application to have its recognition rights at Lonmin reinstated, is a set-back, but he added that the trade union won’t allow that to weigh it down. ... Read more.

    Responses on the education amendment bill...

    Responses on the education amendment bill emphasise concern Wednesday, 8 November 2017 There are only two days left for the public to respond on the education amendment bill announced by the Minister of Basic Education on 13 October. Solidarity calls on all parents, teachers and concerned members of the community to send their responses to prevent schools from being nationalised and becoming state institutions. Solidarity said earlier that the amendment bill contained perturbing clauses aiming to strip governing bodies, staff and parents of their powers and aiming to place schools completely under state control. According to Francois Redelinghuys, Communications Manager at Solidarity, the Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi confirmed the cause for concern in a radio interview on Radio702 on 2 ... Read more.

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    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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    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.
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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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