SADTUS expectations from the basic education budget
SADTU is looking forward to the tabling of the Department of Basic Education Budget vote by honorable Minister for Basic Education Department Angie Motshekga in parliament this afternoon.
The demands of quality public education require that the budget provides for the following which are long overdue:
These demands are not only meant to bring about quality public education and professionalization of the teaching profession as promised by the ANCs election manifesto but to fulfill what is envisaged in the radical second phase of our socio-economic transformation . In this period, we must see the strengthening of state intervention into the economy to ensure among others; job creation, a sustained public sector led infrastructure programme, salary and wage policies that ensure greater equality, land reform that is focused on sustainable livelihoods and productive activity by those who work the land.
N.B. THE WORDS - THIS AFTERNOON - ON THE FIRST PARAGRAPH ARE MEANT FOR TUESDAY, 15 JULY.
ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat