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    Lonmin now part of retrenchment bloodbath in mining sector 

    October 23rd, 2017

    Lonmin has informed Solidarity that the company is planning to reduce its workforce by 1 139 workers before Christmas. Lonmin says that the platinum sector is under pressure due to low platinum prices and rising costs that necessitate retrenchments. Because of these cost pressures, Lonmin has decided to place a number  … Read more


    Sale of these mines ensures sustainability – Solidarity

    October 19th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity said today that it supports the decision by Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) to sell both the Kopanang Mine and the Moab Khotsong mine. This follows after AGA announced today that the transactions have been finalised and that Maob Khotsong and related assets in the Vaal River Region  … Read more


    PIC and GEPF instructed to provide information to Solidarity

    October 18th, 2017

    At the end of its session yesterday, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance compelled the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) to provide information on possible state capture and unlisted investments to Solidarity. This follows after these parties have thus far refused to provide information to  … Read more


    Sibanye Platinum’s favourable wage agreement creates hope

    October 18th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity is pleased to announce that, amid difficult times the platinum industry is facing, it could sign a favourable three-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at Sibanye Platinum’s Kroondal Mine. The favourable agreement signed by Solidarity is effective from 1 July 2017, and will be valid  … Read more


    Mango strike: Mango requests talks with Solidarity

    October 17th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity confirmed that Mango Airlines approached the trade union today and requested Solidarity to return to the discussion table so that the parties could try to come to an agreement. According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Deon Reyneke, Solidarity has confirmed that it would be available for negotiations  … Read more


    Mango strike to start on Monday morning – Solidarity

    October 16th, 2017

    Negotiations on Sunday night failed Trade union Solidarity today confirmed that its members, who represent 95% of the pilots at the Mango airline, will go on strike as from 05:00 on Monday morning as negotiations have collapsed. This comes after the trade union today (on Sunday) met with Mango’s management  … Read more


    Prevention is better than cure at the PIC – Solidarity

    October 12th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity today expressed concern over possible political interference at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which may result in the squandering of Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF). This comes in the wake of statements made by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, in which he mentions  … Read more


    Khulubuse Zuma claims he is in SA and not in the UAE

    October 6th, 2017

    Khulubuse Zuma, former Director of the liquidated Aurora Empowerment Systems, phoned Gideon du Plessis of Solidarity last night and argued that he never left the country and that Solidarity’s recent press release which claims that Zuma finds himself in the United Arab Emirates, is false. Zuma argued that he has  … Read more


    Aurora director fleeing to UAE should pay – Solidarity

    October 4th, 2017

    According to recent media reports and confidential sources with which Solidarity was in contact, Khulubuse Zuma, former Aurora director and nephew of President Jacob Zuma, allegedly was granted residency in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and he has already relocated and living there. In 2015, Zuma and his fellow Aurora  … Read more


    Chamber of Mines makes a favourable wage offer – Solidarity

    October 4th, 2017

    After extensive and intense bargaining in the coal industry trade union Solidarity yesterday received a favourable wage offer from the Chamber of Mines. According to Connie Prinsloo, Solidarity’s mining industry Deputy General Secretary, the wage offer ranges between 5,5% and 7,5% depending on the employee’s job level within category 4  … Read more




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