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Tuesday | 08 October | 2019 Solidarity will oppose Labour Court ruling in higher court

Solidarity is considering approaching the Constitutional Court to rule on the report of South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) regarding affirmative action. This follows after the Labour Court in Johannesburg ruled today that, on technical grounds, the report cannot be regarded as binding and may be ignored by the government.  … Read more

Tuesday | 08 October | 2019 Court rules ARC deductions were unlawful – Solidarity

The Johannesburg Labour Court ruled today that the amounts for travel and accommodation claims the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) deducted from their employees’ salaries in September 2019, were unlawful and that no more deductions may be made. The Court further found that the ARC acted contrary to section 34 of  … Read more

Friday | 04 October | 2019 ANC embraces the private sector as saviour

Solidarity today welcomed the announcement by the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to place greater focus on the private sector as a saviour of the economy. On Wednesday the NEC briefed the media on the outcome of its recent meeting which focused on the state of the economy, and more  … Read more

Thursday | 03 October | 2019 Solidarity tackles false accusations of racism in the SAPS

Solidarity announced today at a media conference that it is aware of at least 13 cases where false accusations of racism have been levelled against white police officers. In most cases it had been falsely claimed that the police officers had used the k-word.   “False accusations of racism are  … Read more

Tuesday | 01 October | 2019 HMI wants to regulate private medical care to death

Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Health Care Practitioners today expressed its concern over recommendations made in the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the cost of private health care. It is believed that the Competition Commission, in collaboration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), will determine what  … Read more

Wednesday | 25 September | 2019 Retrenchments at Sibanye-Stillwater Magara’s legacy

Sibanye-Stillwater today informed trade unions that it plans to cut 5 270 jobs at its Marikana operations (former Lonmin mines. Of the 5 270 affected employees, 3 904 are permanent employees and 1 366 are contractors.   While the company cites various reasons for the retrenchments, it is also clear  … Read more

Wednesday | 25 September | 2019 Lesufi’s facts about new ‘university’ completely wrong

The photo Mr Panyaza Lesufi is spreading claiming that it is a photo of a new Solidarity university is factually wrong. The photo is of construction work for a new campus of a technical college. Sol-Tech.   “Sol-Tech is a technical college that has been registered 12 years ago. It  … Read more

Wednesday | 18 September | 2019 Government takes SAHRC to court over equality report

Government is going to take the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to the High Court over this human rights watchdog’s Equality Report. This announcement was made in the Labour Court in Johannesburg today.   Solidarity indicated outside the court that it too was added to the application to have  … Read more

Tuesday | 17 September | 2019 BLF: Judgment reserved in racial hate case

The hate speech case Solidarity brought against the Black First Land First (BLF) was heard in the Equality Court today. Judge Mokgoathleng reserved judgment. “We are very positive about today’s proceedings. We believe that justice should prevail for the Hoërskool Driehoek’s parents and that racists like Andile Mngxitama and the  … Read more

Sunday | 15 September | 2019 Solidarity vs affirmative action legislation

Solidarity asks court to oblige government to amend affirmative action legislation   Solidarity will ask the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday to oblige government to implement the recommendations of a report on equality released by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).   According to the report, certain parts  … Read more

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