The coronavirus pandemic and the strict lockdown measures is putting 3 million South African jobs in danger, and if the recovery period takes any longer there can be even more jobs in danger. Worst case scenario the unemployment rate may rise above 50%.
According to Dirk Hermann, Chief Executive of Solidarity, the biggest reshuffle of the South African workforce is yet to come, but Solidarity is ready to protect your job. We know your job provides food for the table, takes care of your family, pays school fees and plans for the future. Your job is our job.
During this crisis Solidarity has saved thousands of jobs at the ARC. We fight for Denel salaries and for healthcare practitioners at Netcare. We tackle government about their UIF TERS failure of payments and step in for teachers across the country.
Solidarity it more than just a trade union. We are here for you when you and your family need us and therefore, you as a member enjoy our support and the support of a number of institutions that all form part of the larger Solidarity Movement. Read here:
Study and continuous learning:
Study in Afrikaans at Akademia, a private Afrikaans higher education institution. You can choose between afterhours distance learning or studying fulltime on Akademia’s interim campus. Even more, Solidarity members and their dependents to the age of 21 receive 20% discount. Visit: www.akademia.co.za
Sol-Tech is Solidarity’s occupational training college that offers training in scarce skills. If numbers allow it, preference is given to Solidarity members’ children in the selection process. Visit: www.sol-tech.co.za
One is never too old to learn! S-leer is a training institution responsible for offering opportunities for continuous learning. Through S-leer, you and your family can attend webinars and e-learning courses and expand your knowledge. Visit www.s-leer.co.za to view the available course. During the lockdown all webinars are free!
Wolkskool – do not allow your children to fall behind with their education. Wolkskool them! Get access to video lessons, question papers, worksheets with memorandums and online assessments. For high quality education in Afrikaans, visit www.wolkskool.co.za
Solidarity Helping Hand’s Study Fund Centre helps students by making partially interest free study loans available so that they can study at any accredited tertiary institution in South Africa. Any student who wants to study but do not have the funds, can apply at the Study Fund Centre for financial support. Visit: https://helpendehand.co.za/studiefondssentrum/
Solidarity Financial Services (SFS)
SFS has certified financial advisors who specialise in investments, retirement planning, dealing with retrenchments/resignations, life and disability insurance, tax planning for individuals and planning for medical cover. The advisors also offer help with basic estate planning and provide honest financial advice.
Feel free to send an email to email@example.com. One of our qualified financial advisors will deal with your enquiry.
If you need help seeking a job, visit our free Afrikaans job seeking portal, Werknet. It is an interactive, electronic platforms where job seekers can upload their CVs and look for a job. Visit www.werknet.co.za.
If you need help to draught your CV for free you can visit the Solidarity website here: www.solidariteit.co.za.
Do you want to make sure that you are in the right career or do you need help with career choices? Use our career compass and let us help you shape your future. Visit www.solidariteit.co.za.
The youth is our country’s future and here at Solidarity we are serious about the future! Solidarity Youth offers a free website that any young person can visit to gain advice about the workplace. We give advice about everything: from the perfect CV and cover letter to advice on how to be the best at an interview so that you stand out from the rest of the candidates. This website is full of help for young people with lots of questions. Visit our website at www.jeug.co.za to create a free profile.
All fully paid Solidarity members receive a discount of 20% at our selected holiday resorts. Come and relax in the bush at Kokoriba Nature Reserve or at the ocean, at the lovely Santana holiday flats in Margate.
Phone 0861 25 24 23 or visit www.vakansievoordeel.co.za
Click here for a range of other benefits: https://solidariteit.co.za/vakbondvoordele/
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Solidarity is also well acquainted with every sad face reaching out to us when it is already too late. We are overwhelmed by requests from non-members when it is too late. It is due to this reason that we want to encourage you to refer friends, family and colleagues who do not currently enjoy job protection, to this link: https://solidariteit.co.za/1-minuut-aansluiting/
No one can afford to be alone in the workplace nowadays.