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).
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is not fazed by COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s latest stunt – a press conference at the Federation’s headquarters to insult and make a mockery of the Federation while his cronies applauded. We find it hard to accept that he convened the “public show” in our offices only to speak ill against the Federation. He has milked dry his charm offensive to profile himself as a victim o
Education International and its global partners have launched the World’s Largest Lesson Plan, a project which invites the world’s teachers to educate and popularise the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, to be launched in September.
The seven COSATU Public Service unions, namely, NEHAWU, SADTU, POPCRU, DENOSA, SAMA, SASAWU and PAWUSA together with other unions admitted in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) submitted demands to the employer on 30th September 2015.
SADTU in the province is concerned about the continuing acts of violence and brutality by learners in the Botshabelo area. On Thursday, 12th March 2015, one learner at Kgora - Thuto Secondary School in Botshabelo was stabbed to death in the school premises in full view of other learners.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of late Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane, his security personnel Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane and Sergeant Lesiba Sekele who died in a horrific car accident yesterday.
The eight provincial secretaries of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) from the North West, Gauteng, Western Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State and Northern Cape hereby invite the media to a press conference to set the record straight regarding propaganda that is being spread about the state of the Union by some former leaders of the recently dissolved Provincial Working Committee of the Union in the Eastern Cape.
The press conference will take place as follows:
Date: Sunday, 15 March 2015
Venue: Matthew Goniwe House, 49 Goud Street (Cnr Marshall Street), Johannesburg.
ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat
To RSVP, please contact Media Officer Nomusa Cembi 082 719 5157
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in Limpopo Province held its Special Provincial Executive Committee Meeting on the 03rd March 2015 in Polokwane to deliberate on urgent matters affecting education provisioning in the province.
SADTU in the Eastern Cape Province wishes to convey and express its deepest condolences to the families of four Mount Parkard Junior Secondary School teachers who died when a taxi they were traveling in collided with a bulldozer on the road to Coffee Bay last week.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will, on Saturday 7 March, 2015, join the rest of the globe in celebrating International Women’s Day. The day which is celebrated on 8 March each year serves to honour the economic, political and social achievements of women. This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme “Make It Happen”. The Union will also officially launch its National Sports Festival that will take place later in the year in KwaZulu-Natal.
The International Women’s Day celebration will take place in the North West Province. The event will start with a formal programme of speeches from the Union and Tripartite Alliance leadership. This will be followed by sporting activities such as soccer, netball and a fun walk to mark the launch of the National Sports Festival.
Members of SADTU’s National Executive Committee, Provincial Executive Committee and members from some parts of Gauteng and the North West will take part in the sporting activities.
The media are hereby invited to attend and publicize the event.
VENUE : Letlhabile Stadium, Brits
DATE : Saturday, 7 March 2015
TIME : 9am onwards.
ISSUED BY: SADTU SECRETARIAT
SADTU Media Officer, Nomusa Cembi 082 719 5157
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) welcomes Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech delivered in parliament yesterday. We welcome the fact that the budget allocation for education continues to increase. R640 billion will be allocated to basic education during the next three years.
SADTU in the Gauteng province is disturbed by the disruption of teaching and learning at Roodepoort Primary school. This is orchestrated by some parents and teachers who have allegations of maladministration against the school principal.
The article on the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) which appeared in the Daily Dispatch on Wednesday 18 February 2015 attributed to one Aaron Mhlontlo is false. Firstly, we would like to set the record straight that Mhlontlo does not speak for SADTU in the Eastern Cape. He was suspended from the Union during the meeting of the National Executive Committee in May 2014 . He has no authority or even a legal standing to represent SADTU.
The media are hereby invited to training workshop of 120 principals in KwaZulu-Natal run by the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union. The principals will receive training on Professional Learning Communities, Instruction Leadership and School Governance and Management through the Union’s School Management Training (SMT) programme.
For two years the Western Cape Government kept these schools hostage as part of an ill conceived plan of the then MEC for Education, Donald Grant. This caused instability in communities, uncertainty amongst teachers and support staff, as well as confusion amongst learners. The emotional scars will linger for many years.
The Department has come up with the 1+4 Programme following unacceptable low 2014 ANA results for Grade 9 Mathematics of 10,8%. The Programme will require that Grade 8 and 9 Mathematics teachers attend Professional Learning Communities workshops one day per week where they will share knowledge and come up with solutions to implement in their respective schools.
The Media Conference will be held as follows:
DATE : 04 FEBRUARY 2015
TIME : 12H00
VENUE : 321 SMITH STREET , FOURTH FLOOR, SADTU HOUSE.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union wants to join the majority of South Africans in welcoming the decision by the Minister of Justice, Minister Michael Masutha, not to grant Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole.
Report on Public Service Negotiations on outstanding issues and 2015/2016 wage demands
Labour met with the Employer at Special meeting(s) of the PSCBC and tabled its substantive demands for negotiations as follows: