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Thursday | 18 April | 2019 Solidarity welcomes settlement between Sibanye and Amcu

Solidarity is grateful that Amcu’s five-month strike at Sibanye-Stillwater has come to an end. Solidarity is also grateful that in this agreement with Amcu, the company has lived up to its promise not to undermine the rights and position of the trade unions (Solidarity, the NUM and Uasa) that signed  … Read more

Wednesday | 17 April | 2019 New occupational guild, a haven for artists

Solidarity Occupational Guilds launched its occupational guilds for the Arts today. “This Guild will consist of a community of artists who stand together and work together to protect artists against the bullying and manipulation in this industry. Our artists must not in any way be limited, otherwise their creativity will  … Read more

Thursday | 11 April | 2019 Corruption at HPCSA a symptom of government’s incompetence

  The Solidarity Occupational Guild for Health Practitioners today strongly condemned the alleged corruption in the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPSCA), which could lead to unqualified doctors and nurses unlawfully getting accreditation. The occupational guild added that this corruption and inefficiency were endemic to all state-related institutions, and  … Read more

Friday | 05 April | 2019 Nursing staff shortage: Urgent intervention is necessary

Solidarity expressed its concern today about the current shortage of nursing staff and the detrimental results of this critical shortage for South African health care. According to the payment and staff administration system, Persal, the ratio of nursing staff to the population who visit the public health sector, is one  … Read more

Thursday | 04 April | 2019 Cricket South Africa’s rejection of quotas welcomed

Solidarity welcomes Cricket South Africa (CSA’s) rejection of quotas in sport as communicated by Mr Thabang Moroe CEO of Cricket South Africa when he announced that no quota targets would be set for the Proteas in the upcoming Cricket World Cup Tournament. Although CSA has a policy that sets a  … Read more

Thursday | 28 March | 2019 Justice prevails over policewoman’s unfair dismissal

Hundreds of police officers today showed their support to Major-General Renee Fick at a media conference held in Bellville, where Solidarity announced that she, after a fight of almost a year against an unfair dismissal, may return to her post at the SAPS and that she would be reimbursed retrospectively.  … Read more

Monday | 25 March | 2019 Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy: BLF stands by its racist remarks

Solidarity today confirmed that it has received opposing papers from Black First Land First (BLF) president, Andile Mngxitama, following a complaint Solidarity filed with the Equality Court against the party on 14 February 2019. This complaint was filed after BLF spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp had celebrated the death of four learners  … Read more

Tuesday | 19 March | 2019 Solidarity to continue court battle over sports quotas

Solidarity today confirmed that the court battle to challenge the implementation of sports quotas would continue. This comes after the Johannesburg Labour Court upheld a legal technicality that was argued by the Minister of Sport and sports bodies. It was contended that Solidarity had to involve a member for it  … Read more

Monday | 11 March | 2019 Yes4Youth relents to pressure by Solidarity

Solidarity Youth today said that it had received a letter from Yes4Youth’s legal team confirming that the Yes4Youth job creation scheme would now be accessible to all young South Africans, regardless of race. Previously, the scheme did not give access to young white South Africans to use this platform to  … Read more

Monday | 04 March | 2019 Solidarity going to court to stop quotas in sport

On 6 March Solidarity is going to argue in the Johannesburg Labour Court that the Ministry of Sport and Recreation’s transformation charter be set aside. That would bring an end to the implementation of quotas in various sports bodies. This court case is part of Solidarity and AfriForum’s joint campaign  … Read more

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