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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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