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    Labour Market Index: Improving, but still in weak territory

    August 23rd, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity released the Solidarity-ETM Labour Market Index (LMI) for the second quarter of 2017 today. The LMI is a measure of job and wage security in the South African labour market, where 50 represents the break-even level between rising and falling security. The LMI increased from 45.3 in  … Read more

    Solidarity signs wage agreement with SEIFSA

    August 23rd, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year wage agreement with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (SEIFSA) today. Other trade unions that also signed the favourable wage agreement are the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), United Association of  … Read more

    Minister in Court due to racial discrimination – Solidarity

    August 18th, 2017

    The trade union Solidarity’s racial discrimination case against Minister Jeff Radebe is heard in Pretoria on Monday, 21 August 2017 in the High Court, which is sitting as an Equality Court. This follows after Radebe blatantly ignored the Magistrate’s Commission’s recommendation to promote magistrate Martin Kroukamp to a position as  … Read more

    Sibanye: Solidarity demands answers to hard questions

    August 16th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity said today, on the eve of its first consultation with Sibanye Gold regarding planned retrenchments at the mine, that it will put several questions to the mine. Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis said that Solidarity will ask Sibanye some hard questions during its consultation with the  … Read more

    Restructuring plan a smoke screen for retrenchments

    August 16th, 2017

    Solidarity today confirmed that it has received a section 189A retrenchment notice for Africa’s largest steel supplier, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The notice states that about 50 workers may be affected by this retrenchment. This follows after Wim de Klerk, Chief Executive of AMSA, announced in a statement late yesterday  … Read more

    Hlaudi evades the court again – Solidarity  

    August 15th, 2017

    The court case in which Hlaudi Motsoeneng has to explain why he should not be held liable in a personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8 journalists, has been postponed to 6 September 2017. This follows after Motsoeneng did not turn up for today’s court proceedings. Motsoeneng  … Read more

    D-day for Hlaudi – Solidarity

    August 14th, 2017

    Hlaudi Motsoeneng will have to explain to the Labour Court tomorrow why he should not be held liable in a personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8 journalists. This follows after the Labour Court granted the application by trade union Solidarity on 11 May 2017, to add  … Read more

    Major setback for Lily mineworkers after transaction fails

    August 14th, 2017

    The intensive negotiations with between Galane God and Vantage Goldfields, owners of the Lily and Barbrook mines, failed last week at the last minute. Both Vantage Goldfields and Galane Gold accused each other of being the reason for this failed transaction but it is the workers who pay the price.  … Read more

    Victory for SAPS employee suffering from PTSD

    August 11th, 2017

    The trade union Solidarity, has won a case on behalf of one of their members, Sergeant Armand Gerber when the Labour Court in Cape Town today decided that he should be reinstated in his administrative position and that all disciplinary actions against him should be discontinued. This follows after Solidarity  … Read more

    Bank Charges Report 2017

    August 10th, 2017

    Strong competition has continued in the market for personal transactional bank accounts in 2017. This is according to the eighth annual edition of the Solidarity Bank Charges Report, released today. According to Gerhard van Onselen, Economics Researcher at the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI), there is evidence of continuing strong competition  … Read more


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