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Time for the gold sector to reward and appreciate skills

August 16th, 2018

During the fourth round of salary negotiations in the gold sector today, trade union Solidarity changed its salary demand to an increase of the CPI plus 4% in response to the Mineral Council’s offer which ranges from between 3,5% and 4,5%. The trade union also dropped its initial demand of  … Read more

North-West offers a taste of National Health Insurance

August 14th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today said that health care in North-West Province that is failing by the day clearly shows that government is not capable of running health care services; something it now wants to roll out on a national basis. This comes after numerous media reports indicated that the Mafikeng  … Read more

 Solidarity achieves a favourable wage deal from steel giant

August 8th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today announced that it managed to reach common ground with steel giant ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), and it has signed a wage agreement which will be favourable to all parties. This comes after the trade union on 13 July referred its dispute with AMSA to the Metal  … Read more

Major victory for former Aurora employees

August 6th, 2018

Trade union Solidarity announced today that approximately 300 of the 5 300 former employees of Aurora Empowerment Systems will begin to receive partial payments this week. “These funds form part their overdue salaries which will be paid out after an eight-year legal battle against the former Aurora directors,” said Solidarity General  … Read more

Court orders SAPS to disclose information about MK members 

August 3rd, 2018

The Northern Gauteng High Court today ordered the SAPS by means of an urgent interdict to disclose all information to the trade union about its Non-Statutory Forces (NSF) members, which include MK and Apla members whom the SAPS wanted to promote as part of a secret human resources project. The  … Read more

Mineral Council raises gold offer, but is still lacking

August 2nd, 2018

The latest and second move by the Mineral Council of South Africa (MCSA) to increase salaries of skilled employees between 3,5% (Sibanye-Stillwater) and 4,5% (AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony) is lower than Solidarity members expected. However, according to Gideon du Plessis, General Secretary of Solidarity, this move creates a platform for  … Read more

Solidarity accepts Eskom-offer, help in stabilising grid

August 2nd, 2018

Trade union Solidarity announced today that it had accepted Eskom’s offer of a wage increase of 7,5% for this year, a 7% increase for years two and three with a guaranteed increase equal to the CPI on housing, as well as a once-off cash payment of R5 000 after taxes. Solidarity  … Read more

Retrenchments at Impala part of mining houses’ new normal

August 2nd, 2018

Trade union Solidarity today said that it strongly denounces the new norm in terms of which mining houses use retrenchments as only generally accepted recourse during unfavourable market conditions. This comes after Impala Rustenburg, the country’s second largest platinum producer, today announced that it would cut its workforce by 13 000  … Read more

Ramaphosa chooses ANC over the country – Solidarity

August 2nd, 2018

Trade union Solidarity said that the ANC showed its true colours as expressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a press conference held this afternoon. Connie Mulder, head of the Solidarity Research Institute, contends that several statements made by the ruling party over the past two days made it clear that  … Read more

Gold sector negotiations now a game of chess – Solidarity

August 1st, 2018

During the gold sector negotiations which has resumed today, the Mineral Council of South Africa (MCSA) provided feedback on the relevant trade unions’ questions regarding the mine houses’ opening offer. According to Gideon du Plessis, general secretary of Solidarity, the MCSA insists that trade unions must first decrease their cost-related  … Read more

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