The SA Medical Association (SAMA), a trade union organisation in the public health sector, has noted with both dismay and concern the carefree refusal by the employer in the education sector to honour and implement collective agreements duly negotiated and agreed between educators and the Basic Education Department.
The South African Students Congress (SASCO) fully supports the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) in its justifiable struggle against the unilateral withdrawal of collective bargaining agreements by the Department of Basic Education. This unilateral withdrawal is not only mischievous but a direct undermine of our teachers and the working class in general. We call upon government to restore all collective bargaining agreements. We will participate in the SADTU mass action scheduled for tomorrow,
It has come to our attention that the department of basic education is embarking on a futile exercise through various media platforms to mislead the country that our scheduled march on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 is illegal and unprotected.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) notes the reported arrest and torture of two members of the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) following a SWAYOCO (Swaziland Youth Congress) Rally on Friday, 19 April 2013, at Msunduza, in the capital Mbabane, Swaziland.
As one of the public sector unions in South Africa, Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) would like to add its voice in support of South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)’s campaign in defense of collective bargaining agreements, because tolerating disrespect of the collective agreement will nullify the essence of organised labour, an act which can
The South African Democratic Nurses Union (SADNU) guided by the principle of “an injury to one, is an injury to all” wishes to join and support the current call by our reliable ally SADTU (South African Democratic Teachers Union) for the resignation of the Director General and Minister of Basic Education.
SADTU to hold pickets and marches across South Africa
In intensifying our campaign in defense of collective bargaining, labour peace and promotion of quality public education which have been destroyed by the Minister for Basic Education Angie Motshekga and the Director General Bobby Soobrayan who we have called upon to resign, SADTU will embark on pickets and marches beginning on Wednesday, 17 April, 2013 with local pickets in branches and regions across the country.
National marches will be held in Pretoria – to the Union Building and Parliament in Cape Town on 24 April, 2013.
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SADTU Western Cape is ecstatic that the Constitutional Court dismissed Education MEC Donald Grant’s leave to appeal against the decision of the High Court to have the 27 schools which the department wanted to close down, remain open pending the review of each school by the Court. This is a huge victory for the 27 schools and SADTU
Improvement in conditions of service (Including cost-of-living adjustment) for employees on salary levels 1 to 12 and those covered by Occupation Specific Dispensations (OSDS): 2013/14 Financial Year.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) has scored its first victory in the Labour Court today, Tuesday, 26 March 2013 against the decision of the Minister of Department of Basic Education and her Director-General Bobby Soobrayan
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is calling on teachers, parents, learners and communities to unite behind quality public education as a basic human right.
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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
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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
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 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.