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Almost 50 000 members join Solidarity Movement

9 May 2011 No Comment

Trade union Solidarity announced during its National Congress in Muldersdrift on 20 April 2011, that nearly 50 000 members joined the Solidarity Movement last year.

The Movement comprises Solidarity, Solidarity Helping Hand and AfriForum.

The trade union has also announced that they negotiated approximately R200 million regarding compensation for claims relating to occupational health and safety. This is a major increase from the R47,4 million in 2009.

Solidarity Helping Hand also awarded bursaries to the amount of R5 million to young people compared to R1 million in 2008.

The trade union’s technical college, Sol-Tech, trained 510 artisans which is another record number and Solidarity Helping Hand branches increased from 10 to 107.

It was decided at the Congress that Solidarity will expand its focus to include the financial services sector.

“The past year was a year of major growth for Solidarity. It is as a result of years of hard work. We are confident that we will continue to build on the success in the year that lies ahead,” Steve Scott, President of Solidarity, said.

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