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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.

 

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MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE SA NATIONAL DEFENCE UNION
SANDF HQ, Pretoria, Wednesday, 19 November 2014

SANDU’s REJECTION OF THE EXTORTION OF MILITARY PERSONNEL BY THE SANDF AT A PORT ELIZABETH BASE

SANDU has received several complaints from SANDF staff members, stationed at the Army Support Base in Port Elizabeth, of being unlawfully and forcefully subjected to a so-called 'parking fee' upon entering their own military base.

This fee is collected by the base command under the pretext of parking costs for vehicles on the premises.

No legal basis or policy exists for military institutions to charge its own employees to park at their State-owned places of work.

To make matters worse, the command structure of this base has recently started conducting roadblocks on a public road outside the military base in an effort to enforce this payment on all military staff and visitors to the base. This includes civilian family members of soldiers as well as retired members who need to visit the base’s medical facility.

These roadblocks are illegal, in that the military has no jurisdiction to unilaterally conduct roadblocks on public roads, unless authorised in terms of legislated prescripts. Such roadblocks contravene the Road Traffic Act in that they interfere with the normal free flow of traffic on a public road.

SANDU views this fleecing of military personnel and members of the public as nothing less than extortion, perpetrated through abuse of military authority.

This union calls on the Department of Defence to condemn and immediately cease this highly illegal practice and also to explain what has happened to the moneys so far collected

Adv JG (Pikkie) GREEFF
NATIONAL SECRETARY: SANDU


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!