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    SAPS again fails to act against racist employee – Solidarity

    Trade union Solidarity announced today that in terms of section 60 of the Employment Equity Act, it has filed a case at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) against the South African Police Service (SAPS) after the SAPS once again failed to take active steps against a racist employee. Solidarity brought the application […]

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    Solidarity launches major campaign against double standards when it comes to dealing with racism

    Trade union Solidarity today launched a major campaign that will run over the next three months, ultimately culminating in the submission of a collective complaint to numerous forums, including the International Human Rights Commission, about the selective way in which racism is being dealt with. Solidarity also intends to publish a report on the double […]

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    Another Esidimeni 94 tragedy looming if Department does not intervene right now – Solidarity

    Trade union Solidarity today rebuked the Department of Health, warning that cases similar to the Life Esidimeni 94 tragedy are looming if the Department does not intervene immediately at a TB hospital in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. This comes after the Siloah Lutheran TB Hospital in Vryheid recently issued a retrenchment notice to staff members because it […]

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    Solidarity promotes Afrikaans as mother-tongue medium of instruction

    Today, on the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO’s, International Mother Language Day, Solidarity commemorates mother-tongue instruction with the rest of the world. The theme for this year’s Mother Language Day is: “Towards a sustainable future through multilingual education”. As Afrikaans is under threat on campuses and in schools throughout South Africa, Solidarity […]

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    Recovery of SABC legal costs continues

    Trade union Solidarity will be in court on Friday, 24 February, for the consolidation application regarding the SABC case. At this court appearance, Solidarity will insist that the cases of Solidarity and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) be consolidated so that the cases of both trade unions could be heard together […]

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    Solidarity calls on SAHRC to review affirmative action after UN had rebuked SA about racial classification

    Trade union Solidarity today asked the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to formally investigate black economic empowerment and affirmative action legislation. This comes after the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) had criticised South Africa’s racial classification system in a report. According to the report, CERD is […]

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    SONA: Government intervention and poor policy will indeed hamstring the economy

    Trade union Solidarity today said that President Jacob Zuma’s proposed steps for “radical economic transformation,” referred to in the State of the Nation address, are a continuation of a harmful policy that will not get the country out of the fix it is in, but would rather suppress the economy even further. According to Gerhard […]

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    Chaos in parliament the true state of nation – Solidarity

    The trade union Solidarity today said that the chaos in parliament is the true symbol of the state of our nation. “The parliament is in a crisis and ordinary South Africans lost confidence in the authority of parliament,” Solidarity’s Chief Executive Dr Dirk Hermann said. According to Hermann President Zuma’s actions in recent years brings […]

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    State of the Nation Address: Zuma will focus on faction rather than on unification – Solidarity

    Trade union Solidarity today said that this year’s State of the Nation Address will not differ much from previous ones. “The global economy and a lack of transformation will be raised but nothing will distinguish this year’s address from previous ones with President Zuma, guided by infighting in the ANC, who will want to position […]

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    Solidarity, together with many South Africans, sick and tired of racism

    Trade union Solidarity today lodged a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against Riaan Lucas who made racist remarks about white people on his Facebook page yesterday following the news that Joost van der Westhuizen has passed away. In his response to the news of Joost’s death, Riaan Lucas made the following […]

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