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SANDF becoming an “armed welfare service”

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Denel Land Systems delivers ambulances to SANDF

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Too little money for soldiers’ salaries

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Hanlie gesels met Pikkie Greeff

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Hofbevel maak unie, Pikkie stil

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Union Buildings protest trial still dragging on

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Erika Gibson Column: The SANDF’s maritime dilemma

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SAAF struggles to justify Wings and Wheels show cancellation

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Soldiers of the North West province:

Mass meeting by SANDU at Zeerust on 15 May 2014 at 10:00.

See you there, hear the truth!

Please keep on praying for our soldiers.

 

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE SA NATIONAL DEFENCE UNION

PRETORIA, Thursday, 28 AUGUST 2014

REACTION BY THE SA NATIONAL DEFENCE UNION TO THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL's JUDGMENT DECLARING THE DISMISSAL OF 664 SOLDIERS UNLAWFUL

SANDU is elated at the SCA judgement, handed down on 28 August 2014, wherein the attempted dismissal by the SANDF, by way of newspaper notices to 664 SANDF members, was declared unfair and unlawful.

SANDU also welcomes the express finding that the SANDF’s contention, that the members constituted a risk to National Security, is without foundation. (Copy of judgment is attached)

The members concerned have now spent one month short of five years on so-called special leave, at a total salary bill of almost R450m, and have successfully defended two attempts at unfair dismissal at an additional R6m in legal costs to the taxpayer. The special leave was effected pending outstanding litigation, which has now been completed.

SANDU sincerely calls on the Department of Defence to immediately recall the affected SANDF members to work, as they are eager to render service to South Africa, and the country can hardly afford to effectively operate on a shortage of 664 soldiers, most of whom are Infantry soldiers with specialised combat training and years of valuable experience.

Adv JG (Pikkie) GREEFF
NATIONAL SECRETARY: SANDU


Aggrieved recruits picketing outside the High Court

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BREAKING NEWS: NEW AND EXISTING SANDU MEMBERS CAN NOW PAY MEMBERSHIP FEES VIA DEBIT ORDER FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!

SANDU is proud to bring the soldiers of the SANDF a new membership initiative! All members, including those wanting to join South Africa's biggest Military Trade Union SANDU, can now pay membership fees BY DEBIT ORDER!

The fees are broken down as follows:

R26 administration fee (once off).

R85 pm thereafter.

Benefits of joining SANDU and paying membership fees via debit order are as follows:

  1. Your membership deductions are taken from your bank account and no longer from your salary via the SANDF.
  2. You become an exclusive Soldiers Legal Guard (SLG) members. This benefit covers the legal costs and expenses of all SANDU members, should you require a lawyer to represent you in litigation proceedings.
  3. As a SANDU member you now have the benefit of professional, countrywide, debt negotiators who will restructure affordable lower payments to your creditors, leaving you with enough money to pay for your everyday essential living expenses. No more aggressive phone calls from credit departments, no more lost income due to unlawful Emolument Attachment Orders (garnishing orders). No more sleepless nights wondering what will happen to your family when you are not there. This means you will become financially independent the smart way and earn the respect of others. Our highly trained professionals will help you manage your creditors and plan your future. You can enjoy the full protection of the law within 5 working days after a short consultation with our experienced and accredited professionals.

Please note that, along with the SANDU Debit Order form, a SANDU Membership application form MUST be filled in by new SANDU applicants.

Current SANDU members may now switch to the debit order system by indicating at the bottom of the debit order form that they wish to do so.

Membership application and debit order forms can be downloaded here.

DONT DELAY! JOIN SANDU TODAY! THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS WE CAN HELP YOU!