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Tuesday | 11 June | 2019 Continental Tyre SA’s 189 notice to affect 170 employees

Solidarity today confirmed with concern that it had received a section 189 notice from Continental Tyre SA. The notice mentions that 170 employees will be affected by the retrenchments. According to Solidarity Deputy General Secretary Marius Croucamp, this notice does not come as a big surprise due to the tyre  … Read more

Monday | 03 June | 2019 SAA needs urgent and radical independent intervention

SAA needs urgent, radical intervention from outside “Following Pres Cyril Ramaphosa’s election a spirit of excitement prevailed about a new beginning. However, it now seems as if the faces on the pictures may have changed but the facts on the ground have not. Mr Jarana’s resignation leaves Solidarity with no  … Read more

Friday | 31 May | 2019 Quality education the victim in Lesufi’s war

The Solidarity Movement today took a stand against the reappointment of Panyaza Lesufi as MEC for Education in Gauteng. This followed after Gauteng Premier David Makhura rescinded his initial decision to move Lesufi to a different role. Lesufi’s term of office as MEC of Education in Gauteng from 2014 has  … Read more

Thursday | 30 May | 2019 The UFS forsakes the safety of staff and students

Solidarity is demanding answers from the University of the Free State (UFS) after the illegal student protests of 21 May 2019 in which unruly students violently disrupted lectures and the writing of tests. According to information obtained by Solidarity, the illegal protests began at around 14:00 following the assault on  … Read more

Thursday | 16 May | 2019 Nursing, a profession in jeopardy

The Solidarity Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners said at a conference today that unless urgent intervention takes place and solutions are found for the enormous shortage of nursing staff, we will possibly face a national health crisis. “One of the biggest challenges in the nursing industry in South Africa is  … Read more

Wednesday | 15 May | 2019 Ruling by the CAAC regarding CemAir grounding

Solidarity today said that even though it welcomed the ruling handed down by the Civil Aviation Appeals Committee (CAAC), there had been no reasonable and legal basis to ground CemAir’s entire fleet. Solidarity strongly feels that justice should prevail for the more than 60% of CemAir staff who were consequently  … Read more

Thursday | 09 May | 2019 Possible sale of AngloGold Ashanti’s mining operations in SA

Solidarity today said that AngloGold Ashanti’s announcement that it is possibly going to sell Mponeng, its only remaining mine in South Africa, along with all its other mining operations does not come as a surprise. However, the trade union still finds it disappointing that the company has identified better growth  … Read more

Monday | 06 May | 2019 Future too precious to leave it up to government only

Let your vote count; however future too precious to leave it up to government only – Solidarity Movement At a joint media conference held today, member institutions that form part of the Solidarity Movement took the view on the forthcoming election that participation in the democratic process is important, but  … Read more

Thursday | 02 May | 2019 Training disaster:SANC and the Department need to be aligned

The Solidarity Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners today said that it is of vital importance for the survival of nursing as a profession that the Department of Health, the Department of Higher Education and Training and the South African Nursing Council (SANC) all get aligned with each other as soon  … Read more

Tuesday | 30 April | 2019 Magara and Mathunjwa’s takeover gift to Sibanye-Stillwater 

Solidarity today announced that Lonmin CEO Ben Magara and Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa today reached an agency fee agreement on the eve of Workers’ Day and the imminent takeover of Lonmin Platinum by Sibanye Stillwater. According to Solidarity General Secretary Gideon du Plessis, an amount equal to Amcu’s monthly membership  … Read more

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