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    Solidarity’s application regarding Hlaudi to be heard then  

    The application by trade unions Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be added as a respondent in the two unions’ cost order case against the SABC will be heard in the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. This followed after the Labour Court’s […]

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    How many Nicos must still follow?

    Solidarity strongly condemns the death threats a Solidarity member by the name of Nico Viljoen who comes from Orkney, is receiving in the wake of a social incident that took place in a Spur restaurant in Johannesburg, an incident he was not party to. He just happens to have the same name as one of […]

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    Create jobs to promote human rights – Solidarity

      Trade union Solidarity today said that human rights are underpinned by jobs, and not by persistent race legislation or land reforms. According to Dr Eugene Brink, political analyst at the Solidarity Research Institute, rights without dignity do not really constitute human rights and employment is one of the most important ways of giving dignity […]

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    Last DCS member who was wronged by DCS finally appointed

    Trade union Solidarity today announced that the last DCS member, who had been overlooked for promotion because of unfair discrimination practices by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), had been appointed with effect from 1 December 2010 and his salary is backdated accordingly. This comes after the department failed to comply with the 2016 ruling […]

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    Solidarity wins first round for recognition in the SAPS

    Trade union Solidarity today announced that in terms of a ruling by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), it is in fact entitled to apply for recognition as a trade union within the South African Police Service (SAPS). This followed after five parties had raised their views to prevent Solidarity from organising within […]

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    ‘Bury them alive’: ANC must take action in its own ranks – Solidarity

      Trade union Solidarity today said that if the ANC is really serious about racism, it would have to take action in its own ranks. This comes after ANC MP Mduduzi Manana yesterday shouted “Bury them alive!” during a debate on farm murders held in the National Assembly. According to Dr Eugene Brink, a political […]

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    ANC burying its head in the sand about problems

    Trade union Solidarity today strongly denounced ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa’s claims quoted in Fin24 that the redistribution of land is key for economic stability. According to Connie Mulder, head of the Solidarity Research Institute, the ANC is moving increasingly into a space that is removed from reality. According to a Pew Research Institute report of […]

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    ICC U-turn: Government now in need of moral turnaround – Solidarity

    Trade union Solidarity said today that the government’s U-turn with regard to South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) should prompt it to reassess its moral direction. According to Dr Eugene Brink, political analyst at the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), the Omar Al-Basjir fiasco which took place here in 2015, is indicative of […]

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    Weak growth and poor investment increases risk of downgrade

    Trade union Solidarity today expressed renewed concern about South Africa’s weak economic growth rate. This comes after Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) yesterday announced figures for the gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2016. According to Stats SA’s report, South Africa’s economy contracted by 0,3% on a quarter-to-quarter basis. This follows an […]

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    Rising mining fatalities disconcerting – Solidarity

    Trade union Solidarity today expressed its concern about the rise in fatalities in the mining industry in the first two months of 2017. This comes after the latest provisional statistics for the period 1 January 2017 until 27 February 2017 clearly indicated an increase in fatalities when compared with the same period in 2016. According […]

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