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Hlaudi plays cat and mouse with the courts – Solidarity

June 22nd, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today confirmed that it received an application from Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s legal team in terms of which the former SABC chief operations officer is applying to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal. This comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal on 5 June had dismissed Motsoeneng’s previous  … Read more

Minerals Council needs to change its Mining Charter strategy

June 20th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity notes the concerns the Minerals Council of South Africa (formerly the Chamber of Mines) have about certain sections of the revised mining charter, specifically those sections dealing with new cost items that have been built into the new charter, and more specifically, the 5% free carried interest  … Read more

Only ruins left after disastrous land reform process

June 20th, 2018

A once flourishing grape and citrus farm of 480 hectare in Limpopo has been reduced to ruins, and chopped orange trees which were used for firewood. This is the sad reality Solidarity yesterday encountered during a visit to the dilapidated Sunningdale farm, which is located between Mokopane and Polokwane. In  … Read more

Solidarity gained several wins in Charter negotiations

June 19th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity is grateful that four of its five demands have been included in the new draft charter. The demand that new cost items be limited in the charter given that such items can hamper growth, which could result in retrenchments and smaller increases was, however, not accommodated and  … Read more

GEPF: Focus should be on pensions rather than on politics

June 18th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today expressed concern over the concentrated investment policy the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is following when it comes to managing the funds in the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). Morné Malan, a researcher at the Solidarity Research Institute, explains that the PIC’s increasing focus on development at  … Read more

Action against Denel top brass a step in the right direction

June 18th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today welcomed the long-awaited action taken against the remaining members of the Denel top four. This comes after allegations of gross financial mismanagement recently became public. According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Deon Reyneke, Solidarity and its members still had the expectation following the resignation of the  … Read more

Expropriation: A failed attempt to restore dignity

June 15th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today submitted its public comments on the issue of expropriation of land without compensation to Parliament. This comes after the National Assembly on 27 February passed a motion to investigate expropriation of land without compensation. Werner Human, Solidarity’s deputy chief operations officer for Legal Services, contends that  … Read more

Sasol: Strike certificate paves the way for legal strike

June 14th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity and industry giant Sasol could not reach agreement about Khanyisa, Sasol’s controversial empowerment scheme, at a mediation session held at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) today. The CCMA has consequently issued a certificate to Solidarity in terms of which its members may lawfully go  … Read more

LMI – challenging conditions persist in Q1 2018

June 12th, 2018

The Solidarity-ETM Labour Market Index halted its continuing improvement since Q1 2016 in the first quarter of 2018. The index is an indicator of job and wage security in the South African labour market. The index fell back from 50 in Q4 2017 to 49 in Q1 2018. At 49  … Read more

Solidarity declares dispute with Eskom

June 11th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today declared a dispute with Eskom after this huge power utility did not turn up for further negotiations. Eskom offers a 0% salary increase for employees. Solidarity intends to hand over memorandums at several Eskom workplaces in the coming week. According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Deon  … Read more

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