The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the largest union in the public sector in general and in education in particular, welcomes the declaration of the Essential Services Committee not to designate as an essential service, the services of school principals, deputy principals and Heads of Departments at schools and therefore upheld their right to strike.
SADTU Limpopo will on Monday, 03 October, 2018 picket at the Witpoort Magistrate Court where the alleged criminals who attacked and raped a female teacher a week ago, will be appearing.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) fully supports the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which begins from 25 November to 1O December. This international campaign aims to stimulate action to end violence against women and children and raise awareness on the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children.
The South African Democratic Teacher Union in the North West (SADTU NW) is shocked and perplexed by the gruesome killing of a Grade 1 learner at Dikeledi Makapan Primary school in Makapanstaad.
SADTU Western Cape is not surprised that the Provincial Legislature, led by Premier Helen Zille, passed the Western Cape Schools Amendment Bill.
SADTU Eastern Cape, as a caring organization, has scored a victory for the Grade R teachers, judging by the outcome of the meeting with Eastern Cape Department of Education yesterday.
SADTU Eastern Cape will wage an intensive struggle on behalf of Grade R teachers against the Department of Education in the province. The fight is on the basis of the flowing critical matters which are long over due and have to be resolved immediately.
SADTU Western Cape wants to express its dismay on how our fellow educator Nozipho Mthembu was treated at Rustenburg Girls Junior High School. We want to place on record that schools through its educational ethos, have the role to instill values of respect, dignity, equality and tolerance in our learners to mention a few. Therefore, we cannot fathom why a school would treat an education professional with such disdain.
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is in the processes of taking bursary applications for the 2019 academic year for learners and students wishing to study at public TVET Colleges and Universities. Furthermore, we are entrusted to manage and administer the Fee Free Education Bursary as announced by government in 2017 for implementation starting in 2018.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union, the largest union in the education sector, has met the 2018 Medium Term Budget statement with caution. The Union welcomes the fact that the Statement continues to prioritise education, health, social and community development, However, it has brought unease to our members who are public servants.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the largest trade union in the education sector and an affiliate of COSATU, is expecting new ideas from the recently appointed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in his medium-term budget policy statement.
The South African Democratic Teacher Union in the North West (SADTU NW) the largest trade union in the education sector, conveys its best wishes to 34 860 candidates who will be writing their 2018 National Senior Certificate Examinations in the North West Province.
Democracy and human rights are not a gift of nature. Their underlying values are to be instilled to future generations. This is the unwritten clause in the assignment of the teaching profession globally. Pedagogy and didactic methods imbued with democratic values should inform all teaching, irrespective of the subject. This is a formidable challenge, particularly in non-democratic countries, where sometimes educators are required to pursue ideological or religious objectives set by the state; but also in countries where school systems are expected to first and foremost serve the needs of markets and the economy educating future consumers, leaving educators little time or space to contribute to the development of responsible citizens. Educating for democracy requires that educators are properly trained, qualified and that they enjoy the professional freedom needed to carry out that task.
The three agreements not only gives effect to the mandate of the Council to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, but also seeks to fulfil the vision of the National Development Plan in terms of basic education to improve the conditions of service of educators, and in terms of Collective Agreement 3 of 2018, uphold the Constitutional rights of the child.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) salutes the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) for concluding three crucial collective agreements that will ensure among others, the protection of the rights of a child and improve conditions of service of educators.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the largest trade union in the education sector, conveys its best wishes for success to the 796 542 candidates who are writing their 2018 National Senior Examinations (Matric). The exams began today with 37 340 learners doing the first practical examination in Computer Examinations Technology. The examinations will get into full swing on Monday, 22 October 2018 with the writing of languages.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the country's largest teacher and education workers union, joins millions of teachers around the world in celebrating October 5 - World Teachers' Day.