The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) wishes to congratulate the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) on its successful 8th National Congress. The Congress was united and we believe that all other COSATU affiliates can take lessons from them.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the North West Province has threatened to go on strike if the provincial department of education does not pay the salaries of temporary teachers.
On Youth Day 2015, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) salutes the fearless youth who, on this day, in 1976 took to the streets of Soweto to fight against the imposition of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction as well as for free, equal and quality education. They fully understood the importance of quality education for their emancipation and were prepared to stand for their right in the face of death, arrests and detentions. Their gallant efforts paved the way for the freedom and democracy we so enjoy today.
The Public Service Unions have taken a decision to suspend their participation in all collective bargaining processes in the PSCBC and other sectors until the dispute over the implementation of 6.4% instead of the agreed 7% salary increase is resolved.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union would like to congratulate the newly elected national office bearers of the NUM. The newly elected leadership collective came as a result of the NUM's national congress which was extremely successful in our view.
Organised labour in the PSCBC is dismayed and deeply angered by the provocative behaviour of the Department of Public Service and Administration that has been wickedly attempting to cheat the workers out of their increase using deceitful methods.
The National Executive Committee of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) met from the 22nd until the 23rd of May 2015 to deal with matters affecting the union, education and the country in general. Critical on the agenda was the performance of the department of education on the collective bargaining front.
On behalf of the 1.6 million members of the American Federation of Teachers, I wish to congratulate SADTU on winning well-deserved salary increases, leave time for employees with children with special needs, housing benefits, paternity leave and a major adjustment in medical aid, among several other benefits for South Africa's public service employees.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) strongly condemns the so called South African public service union's (Sapsu) anarchist view on the public service wage negotiation deal signed by COSATU Public Service Unions this week. Sapsu's Thobile Ntola’s rant and rave does not come as a surprise to us. His myopic view that public sector workers have been sold out is pure baseless drivel driven by his utter contempt for the ANC and its Alliance partners.
The seven COSATU Public Service Unions - SADTU, NEHAWU, POPCRU, DENOSA, SAMA, PAWUSA and SASAWU, yesterday signed some agreements in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC), bringing to an end, a long-drawn-out and tough negotiation process that lasted for eight months. This process also included highly successful one-day marches in the whole country with a national march in Pretoria on the 23rd of April 2015.
SADTU KwaZulu Natal is disturbed by the pattern that has been adopted by the City Press in discrediting SADTU every time the Union engages the employer on labour related matters. It seems like the newspaper is hell-bent on making sure that it dissuades the public from the real issues that the teachers are raising. To us, City Press is having a big agenda of destroying the organisation and its leaders, if not we believe that it is being used to liquidate the organisation.
SADTU has learnt with outrage the assault of a teacher who is one of our members and the Chairperson of Eldorado Branch at school today.
We are witnessing the icons of political opportunism who think our members are comfortable with their misleading stunts using SADTU’s name and logos to profile themselves. Zwelinzima Vavi and his cronies again launched a tirade against the Tripartite Alliance at their so-called provincial shop-stewards council in East London on Saturday.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has obtained a court order to prevent the organizers of an illegal provincial Shop Stewards Council to be held in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, tomorrow (Saturday 25 April 2015) from using the Union’s logo and name.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of the Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (LIMUSA) president Sihle Maphumulo who died in a car accident on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday night.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is convening one-day seminars for principals to deal with school based violence and management thereof. The seminars will be marked by presentations on the impact of violence on education, school management, governance and instruction.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express its shock and disgust at the cold-blooded murder of South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) Gauteng Provincial Secretary Chris Nkosi who was gunned down on his way home yesterday.
Over the past few weeks, the Scheme had several engagements across the country with members and stakeholders relating to the introduction of care coordination, specifically the Scheme’s new rules relating to the nomination of family practitioners and specialist referral.
The COSATU Public Service unions, representing approximately 58% of public service employees in the education, health, safety and security sectors which render the country`s essential services, are appalled and infuriated by the reckless and arrogant attitude of government in dealing with this year`s wage negotiation at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).