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LABOUR SERVICES

Solidarity represents approximately 140 000 members in all occupational fields, collective and professional, and has the passion and knowledge to look after the interests of its members and to ensure the protection of their rights in the workplace. The union has more than 17 offices countrywide and members are served by more than 300 staff members and 1 275 shop stewards in thousands of companies.

To put it simply: Solidarity ensures that its members are getting the necessary assistance to protect their jobs and therefore their income, because your job is our job!
Solidarity strongly emphasises the role of its shop stewards in the workplace. Shop stewards are Solidarity's first line of defence to protect its members.

Shop stewards undergo training in various aspects of labour relations and labour law, enabling them to advise their colleagues on labour-related matters.

Solidarity members enjoy protection in the following industries and sectors:








MINING, AGRICULTURAL AND CEMENT

Solidarity’s roots lie in the mining industry. Solidarity’s Mining Sector is organised in the gold, platinum, copper, chrome, coal, iron ore, base metals and diamond industries. Solidarity is also represented at all the large cement manufacturers in the country. Solidarity Agriculture is represented at all the large agricultural cooperatives, nowadays known as agribusinesses.

Deputy General Secretary: Connie Prinsloo

STAFF / SHOP STEWARDS

NAME:

Pieter Burger

Riaan Visser

 

Adele Rossouw

Eric Schoeman

Hennie Kommer

Jan Du Plessis

Coenie Rheeder

Clifford Smith

Deon Viviers

 

Danny Schutte

JOB TITLE:

Sector coordinator – Bloemfontein

Operations Specialist – Hoofkantoor

Mining and Cement

Organiser – Kathu

Organiser – Rustenburg

Organiser – Welkom

Organiser – Witbank

Organiser – Klerksdorp

Organiser – Lydenburg

Organiser – Ellisras

Agricultural

Organiser – Klerskdorp


TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solidarity strongly emphasises the role of its shop stewards in the workplace. Shop stewards are Solidarity’s first line of protection for its members. Shop stewards receive training in various aspects of labour relations and labour law, enabling them to offer their colleagues advice on labour-related issues.




GENERAL LITIGATION, LABOUR COURT, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY DIVISION, TELEPHONIC LEGAL ADVICE

Solidarity’s legal department is the largest of its kind in all South African trade unions and one of the largest labour law practices in South Africa. Apart from a dedicated division for occupational health and safety, Solidarity boasts an expert legal team who, together with attorneys and advocates, handle cases on behalf of Solidarity members. Solidarity Legal Services at any given time deals with approximately 1 400 cases on behalf of members (excluding the number of large collective disputes). The cases concern any matter, ranging from dismissals, grievances and pension disputes to compensation claims for occupational injuries and diseases.
Contact us for legal advice:
Telephonic legal advice through the Solidarity Call Centre (0861 25 24 23)

  • Advice regarding labour law issues
  • Advice regarding civil law issues

Personal advice and legal aid

  • General Litigation Division
  • Labour Court Division
  • Occupational Health and Safety Division

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