Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Employees working at large companies where Solidarity enjoys collective status in terms of a collective agreement with the employer, or those employees working for companies at which Solidarity renders a service to members as a group and this group is regarded as “collective” by Solidarity, are collective members. The membership fees of collective members are deducted directly from their salaries by their employer for payment to Solidarity.
Individual members are employees who work for companies where Solidarity doesn’t enjoy recognition in terms of a recognition agreement and members are not served as a group. Solidarity is the only trade union in South Africa that has a dedicated division for individual members. Trade union fees of individual members are paid by means of a debit order debited directly from the employee’s bank account.