The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) joins all South Africans and workers all over the world in commemorating International Workers’ Day, 1 May. The day serves to honour trade unions for the role they have played in the struggle for workers’ rights, ensure fair labour practices and to promote unity among workers and the working class.
SADTU in the Province of KwaZulu Natal is shocked and saddened by the failure of the department to pay normal stipends to many Grade R Practitioners. The 30th of April is supposed to be the pay day for them but they were not paid. This is nothing else but symptoms of a COLLAPSING department of education. By doing this the employer has shown to the public how uncaring and inhumane it has become.
The South African Council for Educators (SACE) has introduced a programme on the professionalization of the teaching profession.
South Africa's biggest teacher and education workers' union SADTU and an affiliate of COSATU, will not take part in a nationwide strike planned by SAFTU on Wednesday, 25 April, 2018.
As organized labour unions which are rightfully admitted in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) on behalf of about 1.3 million public servants, we hereby express our profound disappointment and disbelief at the disdain with which government has approached this financial year’s wage negotiations. Talks began in September last year and until today hardly any progress has been recorded.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in Free State has waged a strong fight against the Treasury and the Education Department for not paying temporary teachers their January - March salaries and schools' allocations for the 4th and 1st Terms.
Unions in the Public Service, representing approximately more than 1.2 million workers have commenced with wage negotiations since September 2017 in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council.
The public sector unions under COSATU at the Public Sector Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC), namely DENOSA, NEHAWU, PAWUSA, POPCRU, SADTU and SAMA Trade Union, are fed up with the endless delaying tactics played by the employer at the wage negotiations that are currently under way at PSCBC, which should have been concluded already before the new financial year kicked in on 1 April 2018.
SADTU in KZN has noted the resignation of the District Director of Umlazi, Mr Bheki Ntuli. SADTU views his departure as a cowardly deed from a once effective District Director who witnessed the District collapsing under his watch.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) has noted with great concern a video clip on social media of a teacher being exposed to gross learner misbehaviour; the incident allegedly happened at Three Rivers Secondary School in Sedibeng. In the video clip, a learner is seen violently throwing a pile of books towards a teacher in class seemingly in reaction to whatever could have happened prior whilst other learners recorded the incident.
South Africa's largest teacher and education workers' union, the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) held its first ordinary National Executive Committee meeting in 2018 at its headquarters in Kempton Park on Friday, 23 February, 2018. The NEC noted that 2018 marks the centenary of fallen struggle hero, Nelson Mandela, who through his sacrifices and those of his generation are the main reason that the country enjoys the fruit of democracy.
The DA leader Mmusi Maimane's speech during the debate of the State of the Nation Address in Parliament has shown that he has no capacity to think logically or laterally. He is a loud hailer repeating his master's nursery rhymes. The DA bench, full of those who stole our land, programmed him to the extent that his party, the DA is beginning to sound like a broken record. Because he is brainwashed and wearing a black skin with a white mask he no longer hears the broken record he is playing because the masters behind him are just pressing the button.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) congratulates all teachers who took part in the 2018 National Teaching Awards and the Department of Basic Education for organizing this prestigious event.
The Provincial Executive Committee of SADTU in KwaZulu Natal has observed and noted the messages that are in circulation including the article that appeared in Ilanga newspaper on Monday,19 February 2018, and attracted headlines of "Izinsolo zenkohlakalo esabekayo kwi SADTU" translated as "Damning allegations of corruption against SADTU"
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) heeds the call made by the newly elected president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, during his maiden State of the Nation speech yesterday for all to serve and lend a hand in building this country. Using the late Bra Hugh Masekela's song, Thuma mina (Send me), President Ramaphosa made the call and declared his willingness to be "sent" to serve the country.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) joins millions of patriotic and peace loving South Africans in congratulating Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as president of the country. Cde Ramaphosa's appointment marks the dawn of a new era for South Africa; an era we hope will bring about unity, firm and decisive leadership in dealing with corruption, economic growth and lead the country towards a prosperous trajectory.
SADTU condemns in the strongest terms possible the conduct of the Reiger Park Secondary School principal who is appearing on a video sexually abusing learners.Such conduct from a teacher cannot be tolerated for it is downright unprofessional and criminal.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) would like to express its sincere condolences to Hugh Masekela's family, the rest of the country and the music fraternity.
SADTU Gauteng condemns the brutal attack on peaceful demonstrators at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging. This justified demonstration follows a disappointing court judgement on Gauteng Department of Education's to place 55 grade 8 learners. The assertion of lack of capacity to accommodate these learners is used to block transformation and keep the school as the sole preserve for White Afrikaners.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) is shocked and saddened by the death of a teacher who was allegedly stabbed to death by a learner whom he accused of failing him. We condemn this killing in strongest terms. The death of a teacher is one too many. His death is a loss to the profession, his family and society at large.