ARTICLES RELATING TO SOLIDARITY

Mbalula to meet with Union

2014-04-16 19:07

Solidarity will meet with sports minister Fikile Mbalula to discuss their objections to the department's plan for sporting quotas.

Solidarity needs R10m for AA cases

2014-03-19 15:43

Trade union Solidarity, which is raising funds to take on 34 more court cases relating to affirmative action, says it is litigating against a state with deep pockets.

Employment ruling will be studied - Dept

2014-02-06 19:03

The correctional services department says it will study a judgment forcing it to abide by an earlier ruling on employment equity before planning its next step.

Court reserves judgement in AA case

2014-01-31 20:00

The Cape Town Labour Court has reserved judgment in an affirmative action case involving the correctional services department and trade union Solidarity.

Amcu falls short of signing mining peace pact

2014-01-22 21:00

Amcu says it is party to a framework agreement that was brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, but is not satisfied with certain aspects of it.

Eskom pay hike disappoints union

2014-01-20 17:56

Solidarity says it is not satisfied with the cost-to-company pay rise of 6.3% awarded to Eskom employees.

Solidarity slams school 'culling'

2014-01-06 22:48

While the matric pass rate sounds promising, the number of pupils who get from Grade 1 to matric is of concern, trade union Solidarity has said.

SCA rules on police discrimination case

2013-11-28 16:24

The SA Police Service has clearly discriminated against Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard on the basis of race, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Judgment reserved in police equity case

2013-11-07 07:37

The Supreme Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the eight-year-long employment equity battle between a policewoman and the SA Police Service.

Solidarity asks SAA to suspend pilot programme

2013-10-30 16:00

Trade union Solidarity says it has requested SAA to postpone its pilot cadet programme while an investigation by the SA Human Rights Commission is under way.

Mini budget disappoints Solidarity

2013-10-23 18:17

The mini budget is based on an unsustainable model of deficit spending, mounting government debt and onerous taxation, trade union Solidarity says.

Cosatu threatens employment equity strikes

2013-10-21 16:18

Following a labour court decision about employment equity, Cosatu is threatening to strike at companies which do not reflect provincial demographics.

SAA cadet programme faces probe - union

2013-10-08 17:39

The SA Human Rights Commission will investigate the cadet pilot programme of South African Airways, following accusations of racial discrimination, says Solidarity.

Call for all-out battle of ideas on AA

2013-09-15 15:58

A real solution for affirmative action must be sought through social dialogue and not the courts, says the lobby group Solidarity.

Gold wage agreement a victory

2013-09-11 18:03

The two-year wage agreement signed in the gold industry is a victory for collective bargaining and labour relations, trade union Solidarity says.

Harmony Gold faces legal action over pay

2013-09-09 19:43

Solidarity says it is considering legal action against Harmony Gold for failing to pay back medical fund deductions amounting to about R4m.

SAA strike continues

2013-09-03 20:07

A Satawu spokesperson says the strike by SA Airways technical staff affiliated to the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union will continue.

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2013-09-01 12:27

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Gold strike can be averted - chamber

2013-08-29 23:12

The Chamber of Mines says no official notice of planned strike action in the gold mining sector has been received, adding that it wants to avoid industrial action.

Solidarity to consult members on wages

2013-08-28 09:56

Solidarity has asked the Chamber of Mines for more time to consult its members about the new wage offer made by gold producers on Tuesday, it said.

Gold sector pay talks to continue

2013-08-27 09:09

The Chamber of Mines is set to meet gold producers for further discussions on a wage increase offer, trade union Solidarity said.

Lonmin breached mining pact - union

2013-08-26 19:41

Solidarity says it will lodge a complaint with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe because Lonmin's recognition deal with Amcu infringed on the country's mine pact.

Lines still open on gold pay talks

2013-08-25 13:37

Negotiations between Solidarity and the Chamber of Mines on salary increases in the gold mining sector are scheduled to continue on Monday, says the trade union.

Banks must cut costs, urges union

2013-08-20 20:30

The banking sector needs a shake up in order for consumers to pay less charges, says trade union Solidarity.

Coal wage dispute heads to CCMA

2013-08-14 20:03

A wage dispute in the coal sector has been referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, the CCMA says.

 

Strike fatigue sets in amid fresh talks

2014-03-26 17:46

While negotiations aimed at ending a protracted strike in the platinum mining sector are set to begin, some miners want to ditch Amcu, says a union leader.

Mdluli a no show at police labour case

2014-02-10 22:43

Former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli has failed to attend an unfair labour practice case involving his former unit, Solidarity says.

Court rules on affirmative action case

2014-02-06 13:06

The Cape Town Labour Court has ruled that the correctional services department must consider national and regional demographics in recruitment and promotion.

Affirmative action case goes to ConCourt

2014-01-28 20:12

Solidarity has filed papers with the Constitutional Court opposing an SA Police Service application for leave to appeal against a ruling on affirmative action.

Solidarity: Strike may cripple gold sector

2014-01-21 10:00

An unprotected strike by labour union Amcu could put the future of thousands of mine workers and their families at risk, warns trade union Solidarity.

Police take AA case to ConCourt

2014-01-14 12:15

The SA Police Service will take the Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard affirmative action case to the Constitutional Court.

No well-paid jobs for matriculants - report

2014-01-06 12:49

A report by a trade union shows that only around 50% of job seekers with a matric certificate as their only qualification are employed.

Union: McBride nomination a disgrace

2013-11-13 19:44
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Trade union Solidarity has condemned as a disgrace the nomination of Robert McBride as the new head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Solidarity spurns Lonmin offer

2013-10-31 15:42

Trade union Solidarity says it has rejected Lonmin's opening wage offer of 6% to 7%.

Sanbs, Solidarity reach settlement

2013-10-24 18:45

Trade union Solidarity and the SA National Blood Service have reached a settlement over the service's employment policy.

Cut UIF to create jobs - Solidarity

2013-10-22 20:00

Unemployment insurance premiums can be safely cut and the extra funds used to create more jobs, says trade union Solidarity.

Union to appeal affirmative action case

2013-10-18 22:28

Trade union Solidarity says it will appeal certain aspects of the judgment in a correctional services affirmative action case.

Unions still thrashing out coal wage demands

2013-09-19 09:23

NUM has scaled down demands while Solidarity says talks are at a sensitive stage as another round of negotiations is scheduled for the coal sector.

Sibanye pays dividends as independent firm

2013-09-12 12:05

Gold producer Sibanye Gold's board has declared a dividend equivalent to 25% of normalised earnings within its first six months as an independent company.

Gold mining pay dispute not yet over

2013-09-10 19:14

While some unions in the gold industry have signed the two-year wage agreement with producers, Amcu has failed to come to the table, says the Chamber of Mines.

Gold producers want strike action to end

2013-09-06 20:02

The Chamber of Mines SA says it is hoping that its new pay offer and the terms and conditions to mine workers will bring an end to the gold mine strike.

Solidarity will not strike

2013-09-03 16:33

Solidarity says it expects the Chamber of Mines to make an acceptable offer and will not take part in the gold sector strike at this stage.

Solidarity fears for members' safety

2013-08-30 16:01

Trade union Solidarity fears for the safety of its members working at SAA Technical, says spokesperson Marius Croukamp.

NUM mulls strike in gold sector

2013-08-29 18:29

The National Union of Mineworkers is in talks with its members about the possibility of embarking on a strike in the gold sector.

Solidarity lodges Lonmin complaint

2013-08-27 21:03

Solidarity says it has lodged a formal complaint against Lonmin for recognising Amcu as the majority union.

No end in sight for barrage of strikes

2013-08-26 23:25

Countrywide strikes in vital sectors of the economy looks set to continue into the week, raising concerns that it could paralyse the economy.

Soldarity only union still in pay talks

2013-08-26 11:39

Trade union Solidarity is now the sole remaining union in the gold sector to continue wage increase negotiations with the Chamber of Mines.

Unions reject wage offer

2013-08-21 15:22

Trade unions have rejected a revised offer made by the Chamber of Mines, Trade union Solidarity says.

Strike to cost Lonmin R60m a day - union

2013-08-19 20:56

Solidarity says it is considering going on a strike at Lonmin that will have devastating consequences, in a bid to have its recognition at the mine restored.

Union boycotts mine crime forum

2013-08-14 17:46

Solidarity has boycotted the launch of the mine crime combating forum in Rustenburg, general secretary Gideon du Plessis says.

 
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