Ralph Mathekga: Why Solidarity's university should be welcomed

2019-10-01 05:00

It is not clear whether Solidarity's decision to establish an Afrikaans university is aimed at exclusion or building a more inclusive society. That said, a community building its own institutions is without doubt the best way to express patriotism, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Solidarity to use R1m from legal battles with Molefe and Motsoeneng to tackle tax abuse

2019-09-12 22:00

Trade union Solidarity has said it will use the monies it received following legal battles with Brian Molefe and Hlaudi Motsoeneng to fund future cases that challenge tax abuse.

Brian Molefe’s D-day arrives - but no R10m yet

2019-08-22 20:00

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund is expecting more than R10m to enter its account by close of business on Thursday from former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Solidarity hails court victory in Denel case over salary deductions

2019-08-20 11:59

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled on Tuesday morning that state-owned arms utility Denel must urgently pay over unemployment insurance and tax deductions from staff members' salaries.

Solidarity, Gerrie Nel kick off bid to privately prosecute ex-Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

2019-08-13 18:05

Trade union Solidarity and lobby group AfriForum have asked Advocate Gerrie Nel to kick off the process to privately prosecute the former head of the power utility.

Solidarity asks Minister Patel to intervene in ArcelorMittal retrenchments

2019-08-07 21:54

Union Solidarity has asked Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel to sit in on an ArcelorMittal meeting aimed at discussing the company's restructuring plans, which could see as many as 2 000 employees retrenched.

Solidarity taking legal action after Denel's battle to pay salaries

2019-07-29 21:00

Union Solidarity announced on Monday evening that it would serve arms utility Denel with court papers on Wednesday and announce further legal action thereafter - this after the company's ability to pay salaries for July was hanging in the balance.

Tax plunderers beware, warns Solidarity on looming tax protest

2019-07-28 12:44

Solidarity is embarking on what it has called a "lawful tax protest" campaign, which would include legal actions against state enterprises.

Solidarity slams Unisa's affirmative action plan, wants Labour department to intervene

2019-07-16 20:54

The trade union argues that the promotion criteria raises an insurmountable obstacle for all individuals not from the designated group and has asked that Unisa revisit the decision and that the Department of Labour intervene in this "contravention of the Employment Equity Act".

Cop of 39 years returns after 'unfair dismissal' - Solidarity

2019-03-29 20:10

A deputy police commissioner in the Western Cape will return to her post and be reimbursed retrospectively after a fight over her dismissal, according to trade union Solidarity.


POLITICS PODCAST | Exclusive conversation with IFP's new leader and Solidarity's R300m university - is it sowing divisions?

2019-09-27 11:04

News24 senior politics reporter Tshidi Madia is joined in studio by the IFP's newly elected president, Velenkosini Hlabisa. Listen.

Eskom, labour kickstart talks to save the power utility

2019-08-23 22:00

Eskom has extended an olive branch to labour unions on Friday in a bid to help rescue the struggling power utility.

BLF fails to pitch in Equality Court to face racism claims

2019-08-22 16:33

Black First Land First (BLF) has failed to appear in the Equality Court, sitting in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, to answer a hate speech case against it.

Denel promises to honour employee contracts as Solidarity heads to court

2019-08-20 05:00

Ahead of Solidarity's urgent court application over taxes owed to SARS on behalf of employees, set to be heard on Tuesday morning, Denel told Fin24 the arms utility intended to honour its contractual obligations to workers.

Solidarity to announce legal action against former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe

2019-08-12 09:26

The power utility's former head last week lost a Constitutional Court appeal over a multi million-rand pension payout.

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe loses ConCourt appeal over pension millions

2019-08-07 12:49

The Constitutional Court has dismissed former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's leave to appeal against the high court decision which ruled that he must pay back part of the R30m pension he received from the power utility.

Fresh bid to stop struggling SAA from crashing

2019-07-28 14:59

Solidarity is reviving its plan to have loss-making SAA placed under business rescue, but it is also still willing to engage Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Denel salaries on the line again

2019-07-22 18:14

Union Solidarity has threatened legal action against state-owned arms company Denel, after news that it would be unable to pay staff in July.

Unions: ArcelorMittal jobs bloodbath could be first of many

2019-07-12 16:04

Unions have voiced concern at the recent announcement by ArcelorMittal to slash 2 000 jobs, with Solidarity warning that the retrenchments may be the first of many to come.

Solidarity is working for the future – a response to Pieter du Toit

2019-03-28 08:56

It is not fair to create a caricature of our movement's policies and views and then shoot it down in flames. We are in favour of a healthy South African and Afrikaans patriotism, writes Flip Buys.

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