SADTU Limpopo Province issued a media statement on the 23rd May 2020 wherein we expressed our misgivings about the intention of the Limpopo Department of Education to recall educators back to work in preparation for the schools re-opening on the 01st June 2020. The union then advised the educators not to return to work as the department had not yet put in place the health safety precautionary measures before workers could return to work.
The National School Governing Body Associations (Federation of School Governing Bodies of South Africa, National Association of School Governing Bodies and the Governing Body Foundation) met with the Education Trade Unions (SADTU, NAPTOSA, SAOU, PEU and NATU) on 28 May 2020 to consider and discuss the state of readiness of schools to re-open on 1 June 2020 as announced by the Minister of Basic Education.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), the biggest union in the education and public service sector, welcomes the appointment of Abel Moffat Sithole as the CEO of Public Investment Corporation (PIC).
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented event and has caused death and destruction throughout the world, as a result human solidarity in acting together has become critical. It is for this reason that the Unions in the Province of KZN have agreed to stand together and act jointly.
SADTU in KwaZulu-Natal noted the call of the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, to re-open schools across the country on 1 June 2020 amid persistent Covid-19 cases growth. This announcement was followed by KZN Circular 30 issued by the HOD indicating that upon the assessment done by the department they were confident that schools were ready to receive school Principals the 21 May 2020.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in the Eastern Cape wishes to accept and appreciate the engagement between the employer and the stakeholder on 23 May 2020. This statement is informed by the promise we made in the circulated PWC decisions on 22/05/2020 that we will engage and advise in relation to Instruction 17 Issued by Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDOE).
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in the North West province has noted the address by the Minister of Basic Education on 18 May 2020 regarding the re-opening of schools for all teachers and support staff on 25 May 2020 and for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners on 1 June 2020.
SADTU Limpopo Province has noted with concern the announcement made on the 18th of May 2020 by the Minister of Basic Education, The Honourable Angie Motshekga about the phased re-opening of schools starting with Grade 7 and 12 on the 01st June 2020. Subsequent to that, the Limpopo Department of Education issued a circular instructing SMTs of schools to report back to work on the 25th May 2020 and educators to report on the 26th May 2020.
We have noted the presentation by the Minister of Basic Education Ms Angie Motshekga on the reopening of schools for teachers on the 25th of May 2020 and for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners on the 1st June 2020.
COSATU Public Service Unions: POPCRU, SADTU, DENOSA, PAWUSA, SAEPU & SAMA, collectively bring to our members an update on the continuing dispute to break the impasse on the failure by the employer to implement PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2018 to the latter.
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.