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Friday | 11 June | 2021 Solidarity works hard to prevent retrenchments

By Reon Janse van Rensburg According to Solidarity Chief Executive Dr Dirk Hermann, the biggest reshuffle in the South African workforce is lying ahead. Major companies that have been part of the South African economy for several decades and that provide thousands of jobs to South Africans are currently retrenching  … Read more

Friday | 11 June | 2021 Solidarity achieves major victory for Telkom members

This week, Solidarity won an arbitration award against Telkom for the second time with regard to the interpretation of the salary increases for Telkom employees in April 2017. Solidarity entered into an agreement with Telkom in 2016 in which the parties agreed to a 6% salary increase. However, in April  … Read more

Thursday | 10 June | 2021 Load shedding: Irresponsible journalism blames apartheid

By Reon Janse van Rensburg In a recent interview with Mandy Wiener on the radio station 702, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter spoke about the verdict in which he was found not guilty of racism and mismanagement. He also talked about the challenges Eskom is currently facing to prevent load  … Read more

Wednesday | 02 June | 2021 New Executive Council which takes care of members’ interests

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Many people say when it comes to elections, they don’t have much confidence in the process. However, at Solidarity things are done correctly and elections are approached with integrity. The ultimate goal is always to complete the process transparently. Solidarity does not take this process  … Read more

Tuesday | 25 May | 2021 Solidarity assisted teacher, teaching the employer a lesson

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Most people will agree that when talking about teaching as a profession, the word “calling” is bound to surface. When your work is more than just a job and you don’t report for duty just to receive a salary, that is when you do your  … Read more

Tuesday | 25 May | 2021 Covid-19 leading to changes in conditions of employment

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people’s lives in many ways. Looking after the well-being of our members both inside and outside the working environment is important to us, this being Solidarity’s main function. The Covid-19 crisis is of such a nature  … Read more

Monday | 24 May | 2021 New home for ox wagon from battle of Blood River

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereniginge (FAK) (Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Associations) unveiled one of two remaining ox wagons from the Great Trek at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria early in May. The ox wagon, known as the Laas wagon, dates from about 1826 and survived  … Read more

Friday | 21 May | 2021 HelpHunt: We need hunters’ help

By Reon Janse van Rensburg For many South African families, meat is a luxury; an item reserved for special occasions. Solidarity Helping Hand and the HelpHunt initiative experienced first-hand how thousands of children across South Africa depend on food received at school as their only meal for the day. The  … Read more

Wednesday | 19 May | 2021 Solidarity has taken giant strides since 1902

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Perhaps you have driven past Solidarity’s head office in Centurion or one of more than 20 offices located across South Africa and wondered what exactly this organisation does. Perhaps you have been a member or supporter of Solidarity for years, and although you like to  … Read more

Tuesday | 18 May | 2021 Solidarity members in good hands of Solidarity’s legal team

By Reon Janse van Rensburg As an organisation, Solidarity’s main function is to protect its members in the workplace. Solidarity does this through its Labour Services Division, which is protecting thousands of collective and individual members working in various occupations in several industries countrywide. The Labour Law Division of Solidarity  … Read more

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