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Friday | 16 August | 2019 Solidarity welcomes the future of the electric vehicle

By Reon Janse van Rensburg There is a new revolution heading for South Africa. This revolution consists of vehicle manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Nissan and BMW currently discussing options to bring the electric vehicle to South Africa. Vehicle manufacturers in South Africa are currently running the risk to remain behind  … Read more

Tuesday | 13 August | 2019 What makes Solidarity Financial Services (SFS) different?

By Reon Janse van Rensburg SFS Before one comes up with a roadmap to financial freedom, it is important to first understand what financial freedom is. Then one can look at what has changed so much for this road to have become so difficult, and from there we can draw  … Read more

Monday | 12 August | 2019 Stibium Mopani – Solidarity concerned about the future

By Reon Janse van Rensburg In 2018 the Hong Kong based company Stibium Mining was full of hope that the newly opened gold and antimony mine Stibium Mopani just outside Phalaborwa would see the creation of new and more job opportunities. This was after Stibium had taken over the liquidated  … Read more

Tuesday | 06 August | 2019 Public Protector or Public Threat?

Die Vereniging van Regslui vir Afrikaans (VRA) (an association of lawyers for Afrikaans acting as an occupational guild), called a blitz seminar following several damning court rulings against Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane over the past few months. It is unusual, unacceptable and most disconcerting that during her term the  … Read more

Tuesday | 06 August | 2019 Solidarity Occupational Guilds

Members of Solidarity are traditionally organised according to workplace. A decision has been taken to organise members also according to their professions into guilds. The Solidarity Occupational Guilds is a home for their members and focuses on specific professions where guild members feel at home and where they can work  … Read more

Monday | 05 August | 2019 Mining: Silicosis, TB claimants may now claim compensation

By Reon Janse van Rensburg On 29 July 2019, Judge Leoni Windell handed down a historical judgment in the Johannesburg High Court. An amount of R5 billion was awarded to victims or next-of-kin of mineworkers who had contracted silicosis and tuberculosis in South African gold mines. Solidarity welcomes this positive  … Read more

Wednesday | 31 July | 2019 Solidarity shows Denel a tax fist

By Dr Dirk Hermann, Solidarity Chief Operating Officer South Africa has recently been bombarded by state capture, ailing state enterprises and mismanagement. Billions of rands of tax money have been squandered. It’s not government’s money that has been squandered, but our money, ordinary taxpayers’ money. Its extent is just so  … Read more

Tuesday | 30 July | 2019 Solidarity – As always, your older brother in the workplace

By Reon Janse van Rensburg The Solidarity trade union’s main function is still to protect its members in the workplace. Solidarity represents around 180 000 members in all occupational fields, collectively and individually, and the union has the passion and knowledge to look after the interests of its members, ensuring  … Read more

Friday | 26 July | 2019 Broken Denel employees share their grim reality

By Mia Slabbert Our eyes met as total strangers. Without saying a word, his eyes filled with tears. In front of me sat one of Denel’s employees who had been working there for the past 40 years. He joined Denel as a young man after his military service – proud  … Read more

Thursday | 25 July | 2019 Solidarity puts a tiger in PetroSA employees’ tanks

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Solidarity and Ceppwawu recently declared a dispute with PetroSA on unfair labour practice after PetroSA did not pay their employees the STIP (Short Term Incentive Plan) bonuses for the year ending on 31 March 2018. The ruling by a Commissioner at the Metal and Engineering  … Read more

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