ARTICLES RELATING TO DIRK HERMANN

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.

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.

1 500 promotions at SAPS on hold

2013-03-03 18:45

A hold has been placed on at least 1 500 promotions following a ruling against the police by the Labour Court in Gauteng.

Farm attacks national crisis - Solidarity

2012-11-27 14:10
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Murders and attacks on farm owners across South Africa should be regarded as a national crisis, the Solidarity Research Institute says.

SANBS in line with equity legislation

2012-09-17 17:24

The transformation strategy of the SA National Blood Services is in line with the Employment Equity Act, says CEO Loyiso Mpuntsha.

Union: Woolworths plans retrenchments

2012-09-06 18:35

Woolworths is planning to retrench almost 180 workers despite its earlier claims to the contrary, says the SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union.

Prisons deny sidelining coloured workers

2012-04-12 22:37

Prison authorities have denied discriminating against coloured employees through affirmative action policies, which a trade union claims are Jimmy Manyi's comments being put into practice.

Disabled whites in for raw deal - union

2012-02-07 22:34

South Africa's black economic empowerment process is "racial" and has nothing to do with preventing discrimination, the trade union Solidarity says.

Coloured workers face the axe - report

2011-02-20 16:23
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Nearly a million of all economically active coloureds in the Western Cape will have to earn a living in another province if proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act are implemented, Solidarity says.

Turn intention into action, Zuma told

2011-02-09 18:56

Solidarity general secretary Dirk Hermann has written an emotional letter to the president pleading with the government to turn their intentions on fighting crime into action.

Solidarity official's uncle dies in attack

2011-02-09 09:20

The uncle of Solidarity's deputy general secretary, Dirk Hermann, has reportedly been killed in a farm attack in Limpopo - the 1 647th farmer to be killed since 1991, he says.

Union fights for dead cop's promotion

2010-11-16 23:03

A policeman's battle to be promoted will continue in the Labour Court in Johannesburg, even though he died in a helicopter crash earlier this year.

Solidarity to seize government assets

2010-11-10 14:03

Solidarity has obtained a warrant to seize assets worth thousands of rand from the department of correctional services for failing to pay a legal bill.

Film to show SA's violent side

2010-05-11 19:04

Solidarity says it has produced a documentary featuring victims of crime, as part of a campaign against crime which includes a national day of protest.

 

Zille says DA gives blacks opportunities

2013-11-14 23:04
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The Democratic Alliance is ensuring that it gives black South Africans an opportunity to progress, party leader Helen Zille says.

Union seeks help on SAA cadet programme

2013-06-19 13:52

Solidarity has asked the SA Human Rights Commission to facilitate its meeting with SA Airways concerning the airline's cadet pilot programme, the union says.

Consumers give Gordhan tax wish list

2013-02-25 10:30

With the 2013 budget speech fast approaching, Fin24 users are hoping for a breather on issues like domestic worker pay, security and a tax-free festive season.

Appeal court to rule on SAPS race row

2012-10-30 15:45

The Labour Appeal Court is expected to rule on an affirmative action case against the SA Police Service, says trade union Solidarity.

Most Woolworths workers staying

2012-09-06 19:06

Most of the 593 Woolworths employees who were on outdated contracts have opted to stay with the company, says its chief operating officer.

Charges against 'Winnie cops' dropped

2012-08-22 22:35

Criminal charges have been dropped against two policemen involved in an altercation with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her bodyguards, trade union Solidarity says.

Charity suspends alleged child rapist

2012-02-23 19:04

Solidarity has suspended a volunteer who allegedly raped a 12-year-old boy in the Western Cape, the union's charity arm says,

Minister denies coloured jobs' report

2011-02-25 19:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has dismissed reports that 1.3 million coloureds and Indians stand to lose their jobs if proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act become law.

Zuma gives little hope on crime - union

2011-02-10 22:51

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address has given South Africans "little hope" in the fight against crime, a Solidarity's Dirk Hermann says.

ANC condemns farm killing

2011-02-09 16:35

The ANC has condemned the murder of the 78-year-old uncle of Solidarity's deputy general secretary in a farm attack, calling for the police to "to leave no stone unturned"

Thousands of cops to celebrate Police Day

2011-01-25 08:25

Thousands of police officers are to gather in Soweto for the annual Police Day, but officials have refused to disclose the budget for the morale-boosting event.

White prison official to be promoted

2010-11-11 14:22

Trade union Solidarity and the correctional services department have reached a settlement in the affirmative action case of Herman Denysschen.

Solidarity to seize state assets

2010-11-10 12:05

Trade union Solidarity has asked the Labour Court to issue a warrant for the seizure of goods worth about R40 000 from the department of correctional services.

Public 'misled' about crime letters

2010-02-16 23:46

A presidency spokesperson says Solidarity is misleading the public about its 23 000 letters on crime from concerned South Africans.

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