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Tuesday | 15 September | 2020 Solidarity tackles draft language policy

The Guild for Law Professionals today announced that it submitted comments in response to the publication of the draft language policy by the Legal Practice Council (LPC). This follows the LPC’s recent attempts to promote English as the sole language in the legal profession by abolishing the language policy and  … Read more

Monday | 14 September | 2020 Urgent application: Stop Barloworld’s race retrenchments

Solidarity today announced that it will bring an urgent application to the Labour Court to stop unfair retrenchments at Barloworld Equipment South Africa. This follows after Barloworld sent a notice of the termination of employment contracts to selected employees from 17 August. According to the selection criteria of Barloworld’s retrenchment  … Read more

Friday | 11 September | 2020 Solidarity now part of NWU consultation process

Solidarity and the Northwest University (NWU) today reached a settlement after Solidarity approached the Labour Court on an urgent basis on 10 September after it had come to light that the NWU had recently made amendments to the employment contracts of its employees. Solidarity approached the Labour Court on an  … Read more

Tuesday | 08 September | 2020 South Africa’s GDP figures shocking but could be expected

Solidarity noted with shock and dismay the latest GDP figures published by Statistics South Africa. The GDP has shrunk by an unimaginable 51,0% for the second quarter of 2020.   “With the highest published contraction of any economy globally for the second quarter of 2020 it is clear that the  … Read more

Monday | 07 September | 2020 Solidarity in Labour Court: stop NWU unfair labour practice

Solidarity will file an urgent application against North-West University (NWU) in the Labour Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on 10 September regarding this institution’s unfair conduct towards employees. Solidarity is arguing the case on behalf of its members after the NWU made unlawful changes to their salary agreements.   On 24  … Read more

Friday | 28 August | 2020 Court grants order against Denel

The Labour Court today granted Solidarity’s urgent application it brought against Denel for contempt of court and granted an interim order with a deadline of 3 December 2020. Solidarity is currently in the process of issuing warrants of execution.   “Solidarity welcomes the favourable result. Denel failed to obey the  … Read more

Thursday | 20 August | 2020 Draft language policy undermines freedom in legal occupation

In response to the Legal Practice Council’s publication of the draft language policy, the Solidarity Occupational Guild for the Law Professionals says that the council with this language policy attempts to regulate the use of official languages in its operations to such an extent that the principle of freedom of  … Read more

Wednesday | 19 August | 2020 Solidarity will stand by sportsmen against intimidation -BLM

Solidarity today expressed its dissatisfaction about statements from Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa on the eight South African rugby players who refused to fall to their knees in support of the BLM movement during a club match in England.   According to Werner Human, deputy chief executive for legal matters and  … Read more

Tuesday | 04 August | 2020 Ruling in favour of Solidarity: Denel must pay

The Labour Court today ruled in favour of Solidarity and gave judgment against Denel. The ruling orders Denel to honour all outstanding contractual and statutory obligations it has towards Solidarity members by no later than 7 August. This includes payment of all outstanding salaries for May, June and July.    … Read more

Monday | 03 August | 2020 Battle to save the school year not over yet

Solidarity and the Solidarity Support Centre for Schools (SCS) are ready to contest any further extension of the school year running into 2021 in court. Solidarity and the SCS made this announcement today with regard to the adjusted school calendar and the possibility that certain trade unions may still demand  … Read more

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