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    Wage agreement brings security shortly before...

    Wage agreement brings security shortly before Christmas Thursday, 23 November 2017 Trade union Solidarity is pleased to announce the signing of a three-year wage agreement with the Chamber of Mines on behalf of its members in the coal industry. Anglo American Coal SA, Exxarro Coal Mpumulanga (Pty) Ltd, Glencore Operations SA, Koornfontein Mine, Delmas Coal (Pty) Ltd and Msobo Coal (Pty) Ltd form part of the favourable wage agreement. The wage agreement comes into force retroactively from 1 July 2017 and will be valid until 30 June 2020. The agreement includes, among other things, that employees’ wage component will increase by between 5% and 8%. The increases of all the officials will be calculated retroactively from 1 June 2017, while the ... Read more.

    Solidarity announces a probe into pension...

    Solidarity announces a probe into pension payment At a press conference held in Centurion Pretoria today, trade union Solidarity announced that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) indicated in its opposing papers that the Office for Serious Economic Offences of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation would investigate the parties involved in the unlawful pension award made to former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. This comes after Solidarity had asked the court in its initial papers to order the NPA to conduct a criminal investigation into the matter. Solidarity today said it believed there are sufficient grounds for criminal prosecution of Molefe based on the misrepresentations made by Molefe and Eskom’s Board regarding Molefe’s controversial pension grant of around ... Read more.

    Career prospects for police members impaired...

    Career prospects for police members impaired by NSF Project Wednesday, 22 November 2017 Trade union Solidarity today in a letter placed the acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Lestja Morhiba, on terms regarding the continuation of Project NSF. Should Mothiba continue to promote the 628 members of the non-statutory forces (NSF) this coming Friday, or at any other date, Solidarity won’t hesitate to question the legitimacy of those promotions. According to Schalk de Bruin, Head of Special Projects at Solidarity, it came to light that the SAPS is currently in the process of implementing a secret project that manages the promotions and other fringe benefits of members of the non-statutory forces (former MK and APLA members). “This project, known ... Read more.

    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.

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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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