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    Religious practices remain in schools;Court gives guidelines

    June 28th, 2017

    Solidarity today welcomed the finding by the Johannesburg High Court that religious practices may continue in public schools. The trade union is currently studying the ruling to determine what the limitations imposed on governing bodies by the court will entail in practice. According to Solidarity spokesperson Juran van den Heever,  … Read more


    About 8 500 AngloGold Ashanti employees could lose jobs

    June 28th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity today confirmed that it had received a retrenchment notice from mining company AngloGold Ashanti (AGA). The notice states that approximately 8 500 employees could be affected by these retrenchments. The trade union added that a trend in retrenchments may follow in the mining sector due to the negative  … Read more


    Solidarity takes legal steps on behalf of wronged nurse

    June 27th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity today took action and filed court documents against the Health Department and the Health Minister on behalf of its member. The case will be heard in the High Court on 11 July. This follows after the Department and the Minister of Health has failed to respond to  … Read more


    Solidarity insists on arsonists being hauled over the coals

    June 23rd, 2017

    The Solidarity Movement insists that the arsonists and perpetrators of violence who damaged historical buildings, schools and businesses during protest action in Bloemfontein and Schweizer-Reneke should be prosecuted and punished. According to Flip Buys, Chairperson of the Solidarity Movement, the prevailing culture is one of destruction. “The widespread tendency that  … Read more


    Court papers to save discrimination victim served on SAPS

    June 23rd, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity this week served court papers on the South African Police Service (SAPS) as respondent. This comes after Solidarity on 22 February 2017 referred a case in terms of section 60 of the Employment Equity Act against the SAPS to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)  … Read more


    Mineral Resources plays Russian roulette with economy

    June 21st, 2017

    The Solidarity Research Institute (SRI) today expressed huge concern about the 2017 Mining Charter published in the Government Gazette this month. According to SRI Head Connie Mulder, the charter is a recipe for an economic disaster in the mining industry. The importance of mining as an industry that is central  … Read more


    Solidarity warns Department after failure to place nurses

    June 20th, 2017

    In an urgent letter to the Health Department and the Health Minister, trade union Solidarity warned that two qualified nurses, Juan-Ri Theunissen and Dané Hertz who have not been placed in community service positions since the beginning of the year, must be placed within seven days. Should the department fail  … Read more


    Trade unions declared dispute with employers

    June 15th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity, together with various other unions, today declared a dispute with employers from the metal and engineering industry in wage negotiations that are currently under way at the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC). This comes after a deadlock was reached after two rounds of negotiations. According  … Read more


    Solidarity boycotts Zwane and Mining Charter launch

    June 15th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity’s National Executive Council (NEC) made the decision this morning to boycott the meeting of stakeholders and principals in the mining industry that was set up late on Wednesday afternoon by the office of the Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane. This comes after a flawed  … Read more


    Eskom clean-up should go further than the entrance hall

    June 13th, 2017

    Trade union Solidarity today welcomed the resignation of Dr Ben Ngubane, Chairman of the Eskom Board, after Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Browne issued a statement after 23:00 on Monday in which she announced that Ngubane had tendered his resignation and that she had accepted it. His resignation is with immediate  … Read more




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