Adriaan Basson: Ramaphosa’s straight talk refreshing and frightening

2020-03-09 06:00

His analysis was brutal: South Africa is not a country of savers. Our pension funds are effectively the only pots of money left. This was frightening and sobering to hear from the head of state, writes Adriaan Basson.

SAA business rescue: to interfere or not to interfere, that is the question

2020-02-08 15:25

Should government interfere in the business rescue decisions by the duly appointed business rescue practitioners of embattled South African Airways or not?

Eskom pension fund also wants court to order Brian Molefe to pay back the money

2020-01-28 20:59

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund has applied to the High Court to try to enforce a prior judgment ordering former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to pay back about R10m.

'There's not a lot we can do': Unions await clarity on R2bn for SAA

2020-01-17 18:32

Unions say they are still none the wiser on what government plans to do to secure R2bn to help aid the business rescue process at embattled airline, SAA.

Eskom's De Ruyter must either toe government’s line or ours - NUM

2019-12-18 13:03

The National Union of Mineworkers has issued an ultimatum to incoming Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.

Two fellow unions at SAA back Solidarity in business rescue application

2019-12-06 06:30

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and SA Cabin Crew Association say the flag carrier's decision to file for voluntary business rescue on Thursday is "insincere" and an attempt to "retain control by the board".

Nullified Equality Court judgment against BLF leaders paves way for criminal case - Solidarity

2019-12-04 17:56

While Black First Land First leaders have been saved from punishment in the Equality Court over remarks made about the Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy, the court's judgment has laid the foundation for a criminal case, labour union Solidarity said.

SAA confirms salary delays for November

2019-11-21 18:30

South African Airways has confirmed that it informed staff it would not be able to pay their salaries as scheduled for the month of November.

Govt wants ArcelorMittal to sell its Saldanha plant - rather than shut it down

2019-11-11 21:29

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel wants ArcelorMittal to 'reverse' a decision to close a plant in Saldanha.

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.


Solidarity rejects plan to use workers' pensions to bailout Eskom, warns of court action

2020-02-12 10:33

The union says it it is not in the interests of workers to fund bankrupt entities.

The long shadow of retrenchments: Are workers under siege?

2020-02-02 10:43

With 2020 starting off on a fraught economic footing, ordinary South Africans have not been spared: in the first month alone, several companies have already announced their intention to retrench staff in line with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act.

Relief as SAA is able to pay workers their January salaries

2020-01-24 14:59

Following concerns over whether South African Airways would have been able to pay employees' salaries this month, it has now been confirmed that the embattled state-owned airline has the money available to do so - at least for January.

Solidarity demands 'reckless' Telkom retrenchments be put on ice

2020-01-17 06:00

Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann said in the statement that there was no evidence that cutting thousands of jobs could secure Telkom’s financial stability and that evidence pointed to such a move potentially having the opposite effect.

Union wants ex SAA chief on board during business rescue

2019-12-07 09:45

Former SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana and business rescue practitioner Cloete Murray should be engaged in the business rescue process of South African Airways, says the union Solidarity.

Business rescue practitioner appointed for SAA

2019-12-05 18:31

South African Airways has gone into voluntary business rescue and has now appointed a business rescue practitioner.

How many blows will be needed to stop the NHI?

2019-12-01 16:50

Solidarity has intensified its war against the government's proposed National Health Insurance and is now threatening to take the fight all the way to the Constitutional Court.

Solidarity says SAA nearing 'total collapse', wants it placed in business rescue

2019-11-21 10:35

The union says it has requested an urgent court date to hear the case.

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.

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