ARTICLES RELATING TO SOLIDARITY

Jobs bloodbath: Lonmin, unions in the dark

2014-08-26 07:00

Lonmin boss Ben Magara has denied reports of plans to slash the workforce and close shafts, while trade unions say they are not aware of any lay-offs.

Minister happy to join in Marikana commemoration

2014-08-13 14:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi would be happy to participate in the commemoration of the Marikana shootings.

Solidarity wants in on new Saps equity plan

2014-08-08 09:34

Trade union Solidarity has asked to be admitted as a party to the SA Police Service's new employment equity plan to represent the interests of minority groups.

Unions sign wage deal

2014-07-29 17:14

Unions in the metal and engineering sector, including Numsa and Solidarity, have signed a wage agreement with an employer body.

Numsa accepts Seifsa offer

2014-07-28 17:06

Numsa and Solidarity have accepted the offer of Seifsa of a three-year salary agreement.

Solidarity endorses Seifsa wage offer

2014-07-23 07:32

Solidarity says the latest wage offer made by employer body Seifsa is fair, and the union is convinced that its members will welcome it.

Union to court over illegal lockout

2014-07-22 05:00

Trade union Solidarity has launched an urgent application against an engineering company for unlawfully locking its non-striking members out of their workplace.

Metalworkers submit revised wage demand - union

2014-07-20 16:25

Labour unions representing metalworkers have submitted a lower wage demand to try to end the walkout battering SA, says a union representative.

Telkom faces court action over planned job cuts

2014-07-09 08:24

Two unions representing some of Telkom SA's workers say they will take the landline provider to court over plans to slash jobs from a management layer.

Solidarity cautions Telkom about race

2014-07-04 05:00

Solidarity has warned Telkom not to use race in deciding which employees to retrench and its consulting its lawyers.

Employers tell metalworkers to go home

2014-06-27 20:04

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA has served notice of a lockout at its 23 members' premises as a mass strike for better wages loom.

Numsa strike threatens economy

2014-06-27 07:00
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A mass strike by Numsa in the engineering and metals sectors for a double-digit pay hike shows little regard for the weak economy, employers' organisations say.

Amcu must abide by rules - Solidarity

2014-06-23 14:56

Amcu must follow the rules, after the Labour Court made permanent an interim order preventing the union from striking in the gold mining sector, says Solidarity.

Employee confidence falls: Solidarity

2014-06-19 17:32

A market survey shows that employee confidence fell in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the last quarter of 2013.

Solidarity, Arcelor reach pay deal

2014-06-11 20:11

Trade union Solidarity and steel giant ArcelorMittal have reached a wage agreement, the union says.

Court must throw out equity case - Saps

2014-06-11 17:44

An application by Solidarity about the police's employment equity plan should be dismissed with costs, the Johannesburg Labour Court has heard.

Union takes on Saps over employment equity

2014-06-10 20:17

Solidarity says it will approach the Labour Court in a bid to declare the police's employment equity plan illegal.

Petroleum unions declare dispute

2014-06-07 09:13

Petroleum sector trade unions have declared a pay dispute with employers, Solidarity says, but there is "no panic stations" yet.

Amcu must abandon strike, says union

2014-06-06 13:15

Solidarity has called on Amcu to end it prolonged strike in the platinum mining sector for the good of all South Africans.

Amcu part of gold sector deal, court hears

2014-06-05 18:55

Collective agreements apply to all employees, even members of minority unions, the Labour Court has heard.

EE regulations change gets chambers' nod

2014-05-28 18:05

The Cape Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the reported withdrawal of proposals relating to regulations over the Employment Equity Act.

Solidarity announces new leadership

2014-05-26 18:26

The trade union Solidarity has announced a new leadership structure following its national general council meeting.

Solidarity balks at parts of Exxaro plan

2014-05-22 11:10

Solidarity will oppose those parts of mining company Exxaro's restructuring plan it feels are not in employees’ best interests, says the trade union.

Zuma urged to appoint 'ethical' Cabinet

2014-05-20 13:22
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Trade union Solidarity has urged President Jacob Zuma to appoint appropriate people to his Cabinet and exclude individuals who have acted unethically.

Wage talks in chemical sector to begin

2014-05-11 16:16

Wage talks in the industrial chemicals sector are expected to start, says trade union Solidarity, who is seeking an increase of 9.5%.

 

Whistle-blower's redeployment inadequate - group

2014-08-25 16:34

Solidarity wants a contempt of court order against the police for failing to correctly redeploy a whistle-blower demoted by ex-crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Unions sign wage deals with Eskom

2014-08-08 17:46

Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers have signed two-year wage agreement with Eskom that will see pay rises of 8.5% over the next two years.

Employee confidence down - union

2014-07-30 21:41

Employee confidence as measured by Solidarity's Labour Market Index has declined substantially in the second quarter of this year, says the trade union.

Numsa, Solidarity accept wage offer

2014-07-28 19:06

Both the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and Solidarity have accepted a wage offer in the metals and engineering sector.

Tech firms still mostly white, male

2014-07-25 12:25

Technology companies are still largely seen as too white and too male, and a new diversity publication from Pinterest seems to confirm this perception.

Court solidifies Telkom agreement

2014-07-22 20:30

An agreement between Telkom and Solidarity about Telkom's restructuring and retrenchment process has been made a court order, says union.

Fresh hope to end metalworkers strike

2014-07-21 09:20

A strike entering its fourth week could be over by tomorrow if employers accept a new deal submitted by labour unions representing striking metalworkers.

Telkom suspends restructuring - Solidarity

2014-07-18 07:43

Trade union Solidarity says Telkom has suspended its current restructuring and retrenchment process, after the two parties reached an agreement.

Unions take on Telkom over planned job cuts

2014-07-08 11:23

Two unions representing some of Telkom's workers are taking the landline provider to court over possible retrenchments.

NUM lost nearly 20 000 members - Baleni

2014-07-02 20:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has lost nearly 20 000 members in the past year, says secretary general Frans Baleni.

Solidarity lowers Eskom demand

2014-06-27 14:36

Trade union Solidarity has lowered the wage demand it has given to Eskom to reduce the gap between the employer's offer and the workers' demand.

Concerns about aftermath of platinum strike

2014-06-24 17:43

The resolution of the five-month strike in the platinum mining sector has been welcomed, but there have been concerns its effects would not disappear soon.

Union successful in halting retrenchments

2014-06-19 18:22

A notice of retrenchment sent by Continental Tyres to its employees has been set aside by the Labour Court in Port Elizabeth.

Non-strikers need long-term help - charity

2014-06-12 14:23

Non-strikers, particularly children, affected by the strike in the North West's platinum belt need sustainable support, a charity says.

Court reserves judgment in equity case

2014-06-11 18:41

Judgment has been reserved on an application in the Johannesburg Labour Court for an order entrenching the SA Police Service's employment equity plan.

Solidarity seeks court order on EE plan

2014-06-11 15:17

A court order is necessary to ensure the SA Police Service's employment equity plan is followed, the Johannesburg Labour Court has heard.

Solidarity fights for non-striking miners

2014-06-10 11:19

Trade union Solidarity is set to file an urgent application with the Constitutional Court to restore the right to work for non-striking platinum workers.

Don't panic over petroleum dispute - union

2014-06-06 20:21

Petroleum sector trade unions have declared a pay dispute with employers, but there is not need for panic yet, says Solidarity.

Tshwane metro accused of discrimination

2014-06-05 20:00

The Tshwane metro discriminated against a white employee by denying him a position because of his race, trade union Solidarity says.

Gold sector deal worthless - Amcu

2014-06-05 14:35

A collective agreement between the Chamber of Mines and trade unions in the gold sector has little or no value, the Labour Court has heard.

Employment equity ruling to be discussed

2014-05-23 18:07

The correctional services department will meet Solidarity to discuss an employment equity court ruling.

Non-striking mine workers receive helping hand

2014-05-21 14:40

Non-striking workers in Rustenburg in the North West are suffering, trade union Solidarity says.

SAA pilot selection 'unfair' - Solidarity

2014-05-16 07:49

South African Airways uses an unfair admittance policy for its cadet pilot development programme which does not admit white males, says trade union Solidarity.

Quotas will not be imposed

2014-04-23 18:46
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A 60-40 quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.

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