Solidarity membership fees for 2015 : Individual members – R104
Collective members – R101
Many things occur daily in the workplace for which employees might suddenly need advice on labour law. Solidarity has the biggest labour law practice in South Africa, with three specialised divisions.
Solidarity strives to make South Africa’s places of work healthier and safer. Solidarity has a specialised division that assists employees injured on duty, or with an occupational disease, with the claims process at the Compensation Commissioner. This division investigates many cases where accidents actually occur in and at the workplace and makes suggestions to reduce safety risks. Solidarity’s General Litigation and Labour Court divisions handle as many as 2 500 cases at any given time on behalf of both individual and collective members. The most common queries and cases handled by the trade union are cases of unfair affirmative action and discrimination, disciplinary hearings, and cases of unfair dismissal, retrenchments, as well as providing labour law advice regarding basic conditions of employment.
- Collective members
Employees who work for big companies with whom Solidarity already has a collective agreement, or who work for companies serviced in a group context are considered as collective by Solidarity. Collective members’ union membership fees are deducted directly from their salaries by the employer and paid to Solidarity.
- Individual members
Solidarity is the only trade union in South Africa that has a dedicated division for individual members. Individual members are employees at companies with whom Solidarity does not have recognition agreements and where members are not served in a group context. Individual members’ union membership fees are deducted directly from the employee’s bank account via a debit order.