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Friday | 22 November | 2019 Solidarity vs Eskom: Dempers’ dismissal illegal

The Johannesburg Labour Court today found that the dismissal of Johan Dempers, an Eskom project manager, was unlawful.   This followed after Dempers, a project manager at the Matimba and Medupi power station, was summarily dismissed, without warning, from Eskom Rotek’s service on 18 October 2019.   “Mr Dempers and  … Read more

Thursday | 21 November | 2019 Solidarity to place SAA in business rescue

Solidarity today served court papers on SAA and the Ministers of Finance and Public Enterprises, asking the court to put SAA in business rescue. If Solidarity’s application is successful, it would be the first time that a state enterprise is placed in business rescue. This will mean that the court  … Read more

Friday | 15 November | 2019 Solidarity members carry on working amid chaos at SAA

Solidarity today confirmed that its members still report for work at the South African Airways (SAA) despite the turbulent times SAA is experiencing. Given the SAA’s extremely precarious situation Solidarity and its members regard a strike as being destructive rather than constructive.   According to Derek Mans, a Solidarity organiser,  … Read more

Thursday | 14 November | 2019 HRC must investigate racism in the SAPS – Solidarity

 Solidarity requested the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) today to investigate false accusations of racism and other forms of racism in the South African Police Service (SAPS). The request follows a report by the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) which indicates that there are systemic problems regarding racism in the  … Read more

Wednesday | 13 November | 2019 Solidarity vs Eskom: Judgment is reserved

The Johannesburg Labour Court today reserved judgment in the case of the dismissal of Johan Dempers, an Eskom project manager at the Matimba and Medupi power station, who was summarily and without warning dismissed from Eskom Rotek’s service on 18 October 2019.   “Mr Dempers and his fellow employees at  … Read more

Monday | 11 November | 2019 Solidarity denounces closure of AMSA’s Saldanha plant

Solidarity today announced that it would address a letter to government and to ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) after having instructed its Research Institute to conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of the closure of AMSA’s steel plant in Saldanha. This comes after AMSA today announced that 900 people would  … Read more

Monday | 11 November | 2019 Solidarity denounces closure of AMSA’s Saldanha plant

Solidarity today announced that it would address a letter to government and to ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) after having instructed its Research Institute to conduct a comprehensive study on the impact of the closure of AMSA’s steel plant in Saldanha. This comes after AMSA today announced that 900 people would  … Read more

Friday | 08 November | 2019 GEMS decided on public healthcare for you, but not for them

Solidarity today condemned the hypocrisy of the decision by GEMS, the medical aid fund for state officials, to provide access to private hospitals for members belonging to their cheapest option.   While Solidarity welcomes the decision itself and believes that all South Africans should have access to private medical care,  … Read more

Friday | 01 November | 2019 US Preferential Trade Scheme: Thousands of jobs at stake

Solidarity today expressed its concern over thousands of South African jobs that could be lost should the United States of America decide to terminate South Africa’s eligibility to participate in the Generalized System of Preference (GSP), the largest and oldest American Scheme that allows duty-free imports from less developed countries.  … Read more

Wednesday | 30 October | 2019 Minibudget found lacking

Solidarity today denounced the tendency within government to keep on presenting overoptimistic forecasts and to be found lacking every time.   According to Morné Malan, Senior Researcher at the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), government should deal with the country’s finances in a more realistic manner and stop living in the  … Read more

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