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    Sport quotas: Solidarity and AfriForum to reveal strategy against quotas at a conference

      At a conference to be held soon, trade union Solidarity and civil rights organisation AfriForum will announce their strategy against the implementation of quotas in sport. At this conference court papers and its content will be discussed as well as the organisations’ legal strategy regarding quotas. This action follows after the two organisations implored […]

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    Solidarity acts as a friend of the court in school religion case

      The trade union Solidarity announced today, that it will apply on 15 May 2017 to become a friend of the court (amicus curiae), to act in the biggest court case yet about the Christian character of public schools. The case arose from a small group of activists who’s taking six schools to court because […]

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    Panel says government incites racism in South Africa

    During a panel discussion at a conference hosted by Solidarity the panel, consisting of well-known South African intellectuals, highlighted the contradiction that exists in the way in which racist incidents are dealt with in South Africa, and in this regard they cited government’s share in it. This panel discussion formed part of Solidarity’s national campaign […]

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    Bill to further undermine South Africans’ private ownership rights – Solidarity

    The trade union Solidarity is seriously concerned over the proposed Regulation of Agricultural Landholdings Bill. The Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform published the bill for comment on 17 March 2017. The bill bears ominous and harmful signs as far as the security of private ownership rights in South Africa is concerned. “If ratified […]

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    Solidarity supports sale of Eskom-tied thermal coal operations in South Africa

    Trade union Solidarity today welcomed the announcement made by Anglo American with regard to the sale of its Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations. These operations will be sold to a wholly owned subsidiary of Seriti Resources Holdings. According to Connie Prinsloo, Solidarity’s Deputy General Secretary of the Mining Industry, Solidarity is in favour of the […]

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    Report shows inconsistencies in dealing with racism in SA

    At a conference today, trade union Solidarity launched its report on the selective way in which racism is being dealt with in South Africa. This report forms part of Solidarity’s overall campaign, #StopRacism, which the trade union launched at the end of February this year. According to Connie Mulder, head of Solidarity’s Research Institute (SRI), […]

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    Affirmative action dealt another blow – Solidarity

    Trade union Solidarity recently inflicted another blow on affirmative action with a favourable ruling by the Labour Court, with costs, on behalf of one of its members in the South African Police Service (SAPS). This came after this member who had been overlooked for promotion since 2014 due to affirmative action, was retrospectively appointed in […]

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    Report highlights the double standards that apply to racism

    At a conference to be held on Tuesday, 4 April 2017 the Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) will launch its report entitled: “Racism, hate speech and double standards: by no means a mere matter of black and white.” This report forms part of the Solidarity trade union’s countrywide campaign against selective racism and it comprises an […]

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    Solidarity’s “Save Our Steel” campaign creates hope for the South African steel industry

    Trade union Solidarity launched its “Save Our Steel” campaign (SOS) at a press conference held at Akademia today. The campaign, which focuses on the challenges this industry is facing, seeks to encourage involvement that will lead to positive action to save the domestic steel industry. According to Marius Croucamp, Solidarity’s Deputy General Secretary for the […]

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    RDM breaks longstanding agreement and ties with unions – Solidarity 

    Trade union Solidarity said today that the German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) will terminate a longstanding collective agreement with trade unions on 1 April 2017. This follows after RDM issued a notice in December 2016 informing all trade unions concerned that the company wanted to change its recognition agreement with trade unions, which […]

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