What is happening at Glenvista High School is part of the legacy of apartheid misrule which compartmentalised the education system along racial lines. This balkanisation was deliberately created to direct more resources to suburban and predominantly White schools.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has learnt with shock the brutal killing of the Deputy Principal of Efata School for the Blind and Deaf in the Eastern Cape Province, Mthatha - Ms Nodumo Mdleleni-Mzimane. She was found in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds on her body on Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to congratulate the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) for its successful Special National Congress (SNC) which took place at Gallagher Estate from Monday, 13 until 14 July 2015.
The City Press newspaper is on a warpath to demonise SADTU. Their latest salvo, which is due to be published tomorrow, is a baseless report that SADTU has issued an instruction to the South African Council for Educators (SACE) to stop an independent investigation into the cash for jobs scam.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to wish the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) a successful special national congress that begins on Monday, 13 July 2015 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. The congress, to be held under the theme ‘‘Building Unity and Cohesion of COSATU to Advance the National Democratic Revolution” is taking place at the time when the country is bombarded by the prophets of doom predicting the demise of the Federation. We want to assure the working class that COSATU remains steadfast in the midst of challenges that seek to de-stabilize it.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to wish the South African Communist Party (SACP) a successful special congress that begins on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 at the University of Johannesburg.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is shocked and angered by reports of alleged racism at the Curro Foundation School, the second in a spate of five months.
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.