The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union would like to note the statement by our Cabinet on the matter of education. We will respond to the statement at an appropriate time.
SADTU KZN would like to join the National Working Committee in their statement delivered on behalf of the National Executive Committee. We re-affirm the NEC decision on the vote of no confidence to both the outgoing Minister of Education and her henchman,
The biggest teacher and education workers union SADTU will tomorrow (Friday) officially launch its Promotion of Quality Public Education Campaign to coincide with the International Women’s Day – 8th March
A special National Executive Committee of SADTU has expressed its loss of confidence in the minister of basic education in leading the department and ensuring the protection of collective bargaining – a critical right we have as workers which should be protected at
More than 2000 Grade 12 learners from the Aganang municipality and the surrounding areas in Limpopo will be provided with a rare opportunity of learning about post matric career options during a two-day Career Counseling expo organized by the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU).
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of SADTU has given the minister of Basic Education until Tuesday, 26 February to pay all the markers for the 2011 and 2012 marking sessions according to the 2011 collective Agreement which offered the markers a 100% increase. This was one of the decisions taken at the first meeting of the NEC for the year held in Kempton Park from 22 until 23 February
SADTU welcomes the State of the Nation address by State President Jacob Zuma. The speech has met some but not all of the Union’s expectations. We welcome in particular the final explanation by the president that the government is not intending to declare education an essential service. This is important in a sector that is crying for dynamic leadership at the level of the department.
It is with disgust to observe how maliciously the spokesperson of the Department of Education continues to mislead South Africans and people of Limpopo in particular about the delivery of textbooks in that province.
SADTU has described its picket outside the headquarters of the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria on Tuesday, 12 February 2013, as a success. The picket - calling for among other things, the dismissal of the Department`s Director General Bobby Soobrayan attracted close to 1000 members.
SADTU would like the State President Jacob Zuma, in his state of the nation address tomorrow, to declare education a public good where government will do the following:
SADTU has described its picket outside the headquarters of the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria on Tuesday, 12 February 2013, as a success. The picket – calling for among other things, the dismissal of the Department’s Director General Bobby Soobrayan attracted close to 1000 members.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union fully recognises the importance of education in the development and prosperity of the country and its citizens. We welcome the fact that our government has declared education as an apex priority and a societal matter. We support and strive for quality public education. However, we don’t believe that education should be declared an essential service – writes Mugwena Maluleke, the General Secretary of SADTU
SADTU members will, on Tuesday – 12 February 2013, hold a picket at the head offices of the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria in defense of collective bargaining in the education sector and to promote labour peace. The picket will also highlight, among others, our call for the dismissal of the Director General Bobby Soobrayan, improvement of school infrastructure, payment of rural allowances to all qualifying educators, permanent appointment of temporary teachers in all substantive posts and finalization of post provisioning model
SADTU will make an urgent request for a meeting with the ANC to seek clarity following media reports that the ANC NEC Lekgotla took a decision to propose to government that education be declared an essential service.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has heartily welcomed news of the scheduled re-opening of Ndebele Teacher Training College Campus in Mpumalanga next week. This was announced by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande while addressing a New Age business briefing yesterday (Thursday).
SADTU Limpopo Province is shocked and dismayed by the decision of the Limpopo Department of Education to unilaterally terminate rural allowance to educators with effect from January 2013.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has come up in support of the ANC and the SACP in condemning the FNB’s You Can Help branding campaign.
Schools effectively re-opened on the 09 January 2013 and as a common practice, SADTU visited several schools as part of its back-to-school campaign. It was encouraging to observe that many learners of school going-age reported on the first day of school. We still call on the few remaining parents, guardians and community members to ensure that all school going-age learners are registered with their immediate schools.
SADTU would like to welcome the 2012 matric results and thank the provinces for the work done to reach this 73% overall pass mark – a three percent increase from last year. We would like to congratulate the candidates, their families, administrators involved in the running of the examinations.