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    Solidarity in court over Eskom’s employment...

    Solidarity in court over Eskom’s employment equity Monday, 22 May 2017 Trade union Solidarity will approach the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday, 26 May, to declare Eskom’s current employment equity plan invalid and to have it revoked. This follows after Eskom unilaterally implemented its employment equity plan, which will be in force until 2020, without consulting the trade union. According to Anton van der Bijl, head of Solidarity’s Centre for Fair Labour Practices, section 16 of the Employment Equity Act provides that an employer should consult with all employees and trade unions before implementing an employment equity plan. “Although Solidarity tried to contact Eskom on many occasions with regard to the plan, the trade union’s issues and questions have remained ... Read more.

    Lonmin’s survival is in the interest...

    Lonmin’s survival is in the interest of the whole community – Solidarity Friday, 12 May 2017   The trade union Solidarity said today that Lonmin's continued existence and continued success are of the utmost importance to the surrounding communities and the local economy. This follows after the company has been harassed by the Bapo Bo Mogale community through violent protests since 2 May 2017. The community, which is also trying to intimidate Lonmin employees, claims that Lonmin should immediately make 1 000 permanent jobs available and a further 500 cadet posts for community members. According to Connie Prinsloo, Deputy General Secretary of the Mining industry at Solidarity, such an arrangement will endanger the survival of the company, which will consequently have a negative economic impact on the ... Read more.

    Eskom stability now of key importance...

    Eskom stability now of key importance – Solidarity Trade union Solidarity today said that it is now key that Eskom, the national electricity utility, puts stability first. This comes after Eskom’s former CEO, Brian Molefe, has been reappointed to his previous post after much controversy. According to Deon Reyneke, deputy general secretary of Solidarity’s Energy Industry, Molefe resigned under a dark cloud and he has now again been appointed under the same suspicious circumstances. Reyneke stated that the circumstances leading to Molefe’s reappointment are not yet known. “As Solidarity we will, however, engage in purposeful talks with Eskom to ensure that the utility’s daily operation continues undisturbed,” Reyneke said. “As always, we will continue to act in our ... Read more.

    The complaint of tens of thousands...

    The complaint of tens of thousands of South Africans about double standards that apply to dealing with race lodged with UN today Solidarity’s UN campaign today reached a peak when a collective complaint, supported by 405 000 South Africans, was lodged with the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The submission of the report coincided with the last day of the 92nd session of the committee. Several heavyweight South African politicians feature in the report due to the hate speech and xenophobic sentiments they have expressed in the past, president Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Minister Lulu Xingwana and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo counting among them. Events in Coligny also featured prominently at the UN Committee today, in particular Mahumapelo’s role in inciting racial violence. CERD focuses particularly on people ... Read more.

    Hlaudi must explain in court why...

    Hlaudi must explain in court why he shouldn’t pay for the SABC 8-saga Thursday, 11 May 2017 The Labour Court granted the trade union Solidarity's application, to add Hlaudi Motsoeneng as a respondent in the trade union’s cost order case against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), today. This follows the Labour Court’s ruling in 2016 that the SABC 8 was fired unlawfully and that both Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu), each of which represented four of the SABC members, applications to reappoint the journalists with costs were allowed. Solidarity argued that Motsoeneng should be held accountable for his decision to dismiss journalists in his personal capacity. According to Francois Redelinghuys, Solidarity spokesperson, Solidarity argued that Motsoeneng as the COO at ... 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!
    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.
    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’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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