10 May 2018
South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Free State has engaged in talks with Department of Education on delays in the payment of temporary teachers and schools' allocations.
Temporary teachers were not been paid since January 2018 with some dating back to 2017 whilst schools' allocations for the 4th term (2017) and 1st term (2018) were also delayed.
SADTU in the Chamber Meeting of 9 March 2018 sponsored the item on non-payment of temporary teachers and allocations to schools. Subsequent to the meeting of 9 March 2018, a Special Chamber meeting where both Departments for Education and Treasury were present was convened on 28 March 2018. It is in this meeting where resolutions were taken as follows:
1. Temporary teachers will be paid on 12 April 2018
2. Schools allocations for 4th and 1st terms will be paid by 30 April 2018.
3. The Department of Education will issue letters to schools to communicate the payments as agreed
4. The Department of Education and Treasury should convene two day meeting with Labour to discuss challenges confronting the Education Department and come up with concrete solutions.
Temporary teachers and school's allocations for 4th Term were paid as agreed.
The Department has however defaulted by not:
The Special Executive Committee in assessing and analysing the conduct of department of education and Treasury on selective implementation of decisions was convinced that the delay in payment of salaries and school's allocations would still occur in future hence the PEC arrived at the following decisions:
With effect from 11 May 2018, SADTU members will embark on "Work to Rule" with clear guidelines on what the campaign entails.
Issued by Provincial Secretariat
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