The Minister of Basic Education last night, 19 May 2020, addressed the country on the re-opening of schools and the state of readiness to receive teachers and learners back at school.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in the North West province has noted, with serious concern, the manner in which the Department of Education in the province is dealing with the issue of Covid -19 and preparations towards the reopening of schools. Our concern is amongst others informed by the circulation of the two Circulars i.e. Circular 21/2020 and the one entitled "Cleaning Campaign: Re-opening of Schools" which were released without even consulting with the union.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU), the country’s biggest union in the education and public service sectors, today joins her global federation Education International (EI) in celebrating May 16, World Education Support Personnel (ESP) Day.
On the International Nurses Day we join the world in celebrating and appreciating the nurses risking their lives doing their job to take care of the sick. We urge the employers to put the safety of these workers on the front line as a priority in providing the PPEs. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Nursing profession and we wish them peace and safety.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will not allow any of her members to report for duty on Monday because the Department of Basic Education has failed to meet the minimum requirements to ensure safety as per COVID 19 Alert Level 4.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc around the world we are experiencing the greatest display of solidarity in human history. This is the solidarity we expect in our education institutions and we as education trade unions felt that we should jointly respond to the Ministers’ plans.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has noted the presentation by the Director General of Basic Education to the Parliamentary Education Portfolio Committee regarding the reopening of schools.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is looking forward to the addresses to the nation by the Ministers of Education about the reopening of schools as mentioned President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the nation.
This is an update to our members on the non Implementation of the PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2018 “Agreement on the Salary Adjustments and Improvements on Conditions of Service for the period 2018/19; 2019/20 and 2020/21.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in North West Province is seriously disturbed and demoralized by the spate of break-ins and vandalism of schools in the province and the country in general.
SADTU in the Northern Cape have learned of the disturbing events of vandalism of schools and theft throughout the Province. A total of 26 schools have been affected by these criminals acts.
SADTU Gauteng is deeply concerned about the rising appalling levels of destruction of property at various institutions across the province. The latest burning of Soshanguve High school is the twenty second incident of vandalism meted out at schools by criminal elements roaming within our communities. It is apparent that the perpetrators of this barbaric acts are taking advantage of the quietness brought about by the national lockdown regulations.
SADTU is flabbergasted by Western Cape Education MEC’s arrogance in the handling of the school feeding project. She has the audacity to defy National Government and go ahead with the project. SADTU demands that she be fired.
SADTU Western Cape wants to indicate that the union is equally anxious that working class learners and their families do not have access to food during this lockdown period. However, the Union believes the plan by the Western Cape government to feed the learners in schools will defeat attempts to curb the spread of COVID 19 and put the lives of vulnerable working class learners at risk.
SADTU Gauteng is outraged by the rape and brutal killing of a Grade 9 girl, Simphiwe Sibeko who was a learner at Aurora Girls High school. She went to the local shop on Thursday, 2 April 2020 and never returned to her home. Regrettably, she was found dead in a bush at Emndeni Extension, Soweto.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in Gauteng is saddened by the passing away of Comrade Ignatius Jacobs. Popularly know as Comrade Nash, Jacobs sacrificed immensely towards the struggle for the liberation of the African people in our country under the banner of the African National Congress.
A special meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has added its voice in urging South Africans to adhere to the call to abide by measures to stop the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to put it on record that it was one of stakeholders who attended the meeting called by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Training with stakeholders to deal with the COVID-19 threat in the post schooling education and training sector on Tuesday, 17 March 2020.
The South African Democratic Teachers ’Union ( accepts the apology by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology for omitting to mention that SADTU was one of the organisations who attended a meeting of post school education stakeholders on measures to combat the COVID 19 threat.