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Friday | 15 January | 2021  Postponing academic year causes more damage

Solidarity today strongly condemned the announcement by the Department of Basic Education that schools will open on 15 February. This announcement follows, after the Department met with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) yesterday, where it was decided to postpone the opening of schools by more than two weeks.    … Read more

Wednesday | 13 January | 2021 Dlamini-Zuma must provide a reply on vaccine issue by 20 Jan

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has until 20 January to provide answers to AfriForum and Solidarity about the government’s roll-out plan for Covid-19 vaccines. This comes after the two organisations took legal action against the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs as well as the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize.  … Read more

Tuesday | 12 January | 2021 Solidarity sends plan for return to work to employers

Solidarity has sent a ten-point plan to return to work healthy, to hundreds of employers. The premise of the plan is that employers should be fearless against the virus, but also fearless towards the saving of the economy and jobs.   “Under the current regulations, with a few exceptions, employees  … Read more

Friday | 08 January | 2021 Fighting government monopoly of COVID-19 vaccines

Solidarity and AfriForum have instructed their legal team to prepare a case challenging the government’s proposed monopoly on the buying and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The two organisations want to ensure that those who seek to get the vaccine are not obstructed from doing so by government mismanagement or corruption.  … Read more

Monday | 04 January | 2021 Accelerate vaccinations for healthcare workers

Solidarity demands that the government accelerates the provision of vaccines to healthcare workers. This follows after it came to light that the government has already delayed the process by about three months.   “Healthcare workers are the modern-day heroes of South Africa. They work incredibly long hours under difficult conditions  … Read more

Wednesday | 30 December | 2020 CCMA ruling: Eskom has to pay

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) recently ruled in favour of Solidarity in its dispute with Eskom over the latter’s amendment to conditions of service. Under the ruling Eskom must pay all accrued and outstanding fees that are due to Eskom employees as per their original conditions of  … Read more

Saturday | 26 December | 2020 Condolences to the family of David Sipunzi and the NUM

Solidarity noted with great sadness the death of David Sipunzi, General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Solidarity also expresses its condolences to Sipunzi’s family and also to Sipunzi’s colleagues at the NUM.   According to Solidarity, Sipunzi was a warrior for fair treatment in the workplace, but  … Read more

Tuesday | 15 December | 2020 Comments submitted to avert BEE takeover of legal profession

Solidarity’s Law Guild today submitted its comments on the proposed BEE codes for the legal profession. The guild opposes the proposed codes that the BEE regulations want to impose on private practices.   According to Solidarity, equality should not be imposed through state intervention in the form of legislation. More  … Read more

Sunday | 13 December | 2020 Solidarity cautions GEPF, PIC about pension funds and Eskom

On Friday, 11 December Solidarity issued a letter of caution to the boards of the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to prevent any pension money from being used as bailout for Eskom. “As an interested party of the GEPF we will not hesitate to  … Read more

Friday | 11 December | 2020 DPE accepts proposal to avoid legal action over SAA

Solidarity’s proposal with regard to the payment of salaries by South African Airways (SAA) was accepted by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) today. As a consequence of reaching this agreement, the SAA can avoid further legal action.   “By now it is general knowledge that the business rescue practitioners  … Read more

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