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    Your Royal Highness, Prince William

    Your Royal Highness, Prince William Thursday, 21 September 2017 Letter to Prince William - abbreviated Your Royal Highness, Prince William You are the father of a son, Prince George, and of a daughter, Princess Charlotte, aged four and two respectively. Like you, I am a father too. Like you and your wife, Catherine, my wife Elsha and I love our children, Marisha (15), Minè (13), Elzaan (10) and Hanri (7). In the year 1900 Victoria, your great-grandmother, was a queen while Hester, my great-grandmother, was an ordinary farmer’s wife. Both of our great-grandmothers died in 1901 during the last year of the Anglo-Boer War, which lasted from 1899 to 1902, mine due to the appalling conditions in a concentration ... Read more.

    Hlaudi appeals Labour Court’s ruling –...

    Hlaudi appeals Labour Court’s ruling – Solidarity Wednesday, 20 September 2017 The trade union Solidarity announced today that Hlaudi Motsoeneng, whom the Court ruled is liable for the costs of the SABC 8 matter on Friday, 8 September, has appealed the ruling of the Court. According to Anton van der Bijl, Head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices it is clear that Motsoeneng is trying to delay the inevitable. “However, what he’ll soon realise is that he cannot tire us through litigation and that at the end of the day he will be accountable for all the damage he has caused to so many people. We look forward to opposing him in the Appeal Court,” said Van der Bijl.  

    Solidarity takes complaint about double standards...

    Solidarity takes complaint about double standards further Trade union Solidarity will submit a comprehensive report on the Tumi case and its underlying broader fundamental viewpoint to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). The report will supplement the Solidarity report on double standards with regard to racism already submitted to the SAHRC. According to Solidarity Chief Executive Dr Dirk Hermann, Solidarity received confirmation that the Solidarity complaint to the SAHRC has been escalated from the Gauteng office to the national office. “The SAHRC has not yet come to a decision and therefore we can supplement our complaint with the Tumi case,” Hermann said. The supplementary complaint from Solidarity will include comprehensive research on how people feel about ... Read more.

    Solidarity wins appeal to the HRC...

    Solidarity wins appeal to the HRC about SAA cadet programme Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Solidarity has won its appeal to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) regarding the exclusion of white males from the South African Airways (SAA’s) cadet programme. This finding reverses a previous one made by the HRC’s Gauteng provincial office namely that the programme did not appear to be unlawful. In its ruling the HRC writes that as the courts caution a fine balance has to be maintained when it comes to the design and implementation of affirmative action programmes so as to prevent unfair harm being done to white South Africans. According to the HRC, affirmative action must promote social cohesion and reconciliation, and not deepen division. Solidarity contended that the ... Read more.

    Possible sale brings hope for AngloGold...

    Possible sale brings hope for AngloGold Ashanti employees Monday, 18 September 2017 Trade union Solidarity said today that it was in favour of a possible sales transaction of the Kopanang Mine near Klerksdorp in the North West Province. This followed after AngloGold Ashanti said in a statement on Friday that they might have found a buyer for the 36-year old gold mine. The mining company announced earlier this year that all operations at the mine would be terminated because the mine was no longer profitable. According to Connie Prinsloo, Deputy General Secretary of the Mining Industry at Solidarity, the trade union supports the decision to sell Kopanang since it could result in the new owner creating job opportunities. At the same time, ... 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!
    LABOUR SERVICES
    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 INDUSTRIES
    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 LEGAL SERVICES
    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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