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The following is a summary of the benefits attached to membership of Solidarity. These are subject to the constitution and policy of the union as well as the rules contained in the Rule Book and may be amended by the Executive Council of Solidarity without prior notice. Click here to read the Solidarity Membership guide.

Solidarity members can enjoy a range of benefits for their monthly subscription fee. All benefits are subject to Solidarity's terms and conditions.

Solidarity provides a telephonic legal aid service to members.

Free legal representation for work-related labour cases referred to the CCMA or Labour Court.

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Labour Court:

Solidarity's Labour Court Division offers an extensive range of employment-related services to Solidarity members. This division deals with labour disputes of Solidarity members that have to be determined in the Labour Court. In addition, the division deals with discrimination and unfair dismissal cases as well as contractual claims.

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Study after hours in Afrikaans at Akademia, Solidarity's distance education centre. Solidarity members get 20% discount. The discount also applies to members' dependent children up to the age of 21. Akademia is a private provider of higher education qualifications aimed at making people employable in a growing economy. Akademia is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council for Higher Education (CHE).

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Sol-Tech is Solidarity's occupational training institution offering scarce skills training in technical disciplines. Sol-Tech offers training in the following trades: Electrician, Millwright, Diesel Mechanic, Fitter and Turner, Welder, Fitter and Tool and Die Maker, and Tractor Mechanic. Members' children get preference in the selection process provided space is available.

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A maternity benefit for every confinement is paid to female members with 12 months' continuous Solidarity membership. All claims must be submitted within six months after the date of confinement.

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Solidarity provides telephonic advice on civil law matters to members.

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For Solidarity members and their dependent children, Solidarity membership means additional points when they apply to Solidarity Helping Hand's Study Fund Centre for financial aid for tertiary studies. Solidarity Helping Hand annually provides interest free study loans to the value of millions of rands to help deserving students who would otherwise not have been able to study.

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Skilled and experienced Solidarity staff negotiate collectively for better conditions of service and salaries for collective members at companies where the trade union has a collective agreement.

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Solidarity provides assistance with investigations by the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases and Benefits of the Compensation Commissioner, Rand Mutual and FEMA. Work-related disability claims are also dealt with. The protection of our members in the workplace before and after workplace injuries is crucial to us.

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A once-off payment for permanent medical disability in the overall labour market is payable to members with 12 months' uninterrupted Solidarity membership. All claims must be submitted within six months from the date on which permanent medical disability was determined. For the payment amount, please call 0861 25 24 23 or your nearest service centre.

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New members at collective companies who can prove membership of another trade union until just before joining Solidarity are immediately entitled to all benefits, with the understanding that if any member was, upon joining, already involved in litigation or a dispute, the benefits of membership may be limited as the Executive Council sees fit.

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Virseker – Car and household insurance

SSFS offers comprehensive asset insurance to Solidarity and AfriForum members through Virseker. SFS acts as a mediator on behalf of clients, ensuring that advice and after-sales service is of the highest quality. Contact us at 0860 101 005.


In a world of incomprehensible terminologies, SFS helps you to make sense of the investment environment and offers excellent independent advice supported by relevant products to smooth out the road to your financial independence. Contact us at 0861 101 005.

Retirement planning

Do you know whether you are making enough provision for when you retire? How do you calculate it? What is the effect of inflation? Phone SFS for professional independent advice. Contact us at 0861 101 005.

Comprehensive Financial Planning

When earning an income and doing business, certain risks develop. For comprehensive and independent advice as well as accurate calculations for making provision at a time of death, medical disability, estate planning and tax planning, contact SFS today at 0861 101 005.

Legal aid insurance for non-labour issues

Do you know the law? For a meagre monthly premium SFS can assist you through LegalX to avoid the uncertainty, and to enjoy coverage for civil and criminal matters. We also offer discounted tariffs on legal documents such as property transfers. Contact us at 0861 765 734.

Health care

By means of a cooperation agreement with Tendahealth, SFS offers Solidarity members access to specialist consultants who assist you with advice and products to address your comprehensive need for quality medical care. Contact us today at 0861 101 005.

For general enquiries on any of the SFS products and services, contact us at 0861 101 005, or send an email to

Qualifying* Solidarity members receive a comprehensive funeral benefit that also includes his or her spouse/nominated spouse/life partner and dependent children younger than 21 years. All claims must be submitted within six months after the death of the member/spouse or dependants.

*Members who join at the age of 50 or older and are not employed at a collective company, do not qualify for the funeral benefit.

0861 25 24 23 or your nearest Solidarity service office

For more information towards the funeral benefits click here.

Solder is Solidarity's weekly newsletter that is e-mailed to members. It contains news regarding the latest developments at Solidarity and in the South African labour market.

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The recent announcement of increases in medical aid contributions sent shockwaves through consumers' budgets. The financial well-being of its members is a priority for Solidarity, and relevant information presented in a professional way is a key component needed to ensure sound financial health.

Solidarity Financial Services (SFS), therefore, joined hands with Tendahealth, an authorised provider of financial advice and products specialising in the field of medical aids and products that complement medical aid cover, for instance gap cover.

Tendahealth will be able to contact Solidarity members through the Solidarity Financial Services network and assist them with professional advice with regard to their choice of medical aid funds and all related products. Tendahealth is registered with the Council for Medical Schemes and is also licensed with the Financial Services Board.

Enquiries can be directed to 0861 101 005 or send an email to

The Solidarity Magazine communicates important labour issues and developments in the labour market to members. Six issues of the magazine appear annually and are also available electronically.

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Solidarity members may compile a CV free of charge on the Solidarity World.



Werknet is an Afrikaans job seeking portal. It is an interactive electronic platform where job seekers can upload their CVs and seek jobs, and where employers can advertise available positions and look for suitable candidates. Solidarity Helping Hand is not a staff placement and recruitment agency and does not accept responsibility for the selection and placement process.

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Job contracts

Solidarity provides legal advice for its members regarding any job contract, irrespective of where the member is employed.

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Holiday benefit

Fully paid-up members of Solidarity qualify for 20% discount at participating holiday resorts. Currently members can visit Kokoriba in the Bushveld near Brits, Aan de Vliet on the scenic Panorama route in Mpumalanga, or Santana Beach Resort on Margate's main beach. This benefit does not apply over Easter weekends, or from 1 December – 10 January. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kraal Uitgewers, a publisher that is part of the Solidarity Movement, offers Solidarity members free membership of the Kraal Club. Kraal Club members receive 10% discount on publications of Kraal Uitgewers.


Discounts on selected shows

From time to time, Solidarity members get discounts on selected shows. Members are notified of these offers through social media and in Solder.

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Solidarity will draw up a will for members free of charge, and also store it free of charge.

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Debt counselling can sometimes create the impression that you are unable to take care of your own finances. However, this is not the case and therefore this benefit is also called a debt management benefit, where you take control of your own debt and make informed decisions with the help and assistance of experts.

DebtGrip, a registered debt counsellor, will manage your debt with the National Credit Regulator (NCR). You receive assistance to negotiate better monthly premiums and interest rates with creditors.

Solidarity members receive 50% discount on the initiation fee.

For confidential inquiries and advice, please contact or 087 654 7323

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