The Eastern Cape Province has been rocked by an apparent increase in the numbers of our members attacked by learners at schools. The latest victim is the Principal of Osborn Senior Secondary School in Mt Frere who was attacked last Friday and suffered a big gash on the forehead on top of his left eye.
SADTU in KwaZulu Natal convenes this media briefing to share with her general membership and the public at large her direct involvement in community activities designed to lift our people out of miseries and poverty created by an uncaring system of capitalism. The PEC of SADTU in December 2017 mandated the leadership to embark on activities and programmes that reflect the true character of SADTU as a revolutionary organisation whose struggle for social change should manifestly go beyond the four walls of the classroom.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) fully supports the #TotalShutDown march to the Union Buildings against women abuse.
As the Mandela Month draws to a close, SADTU in the North West will honour this world statesman and icon by paying a visit to Maano Secondary School and donating sanitary towels to close to 300 learners.
SADTU mourns with all families whose sons died or lost their manhood and limbs in initiation schools. The callous deaths of these young men causes untold pain, devastation and heartbreak to the families, society and the Union. Close to 20 initiates have died in the Eastern Cape this year.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) joins millions in South Africa and the rest of the world in celebrating 18 July: Nelson Mandela International Day. This year the day also marks the centenary of the birth of this world icon.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), as an affiliate of COSATU, pledges solidary with fellow sister Unions - the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) who embarked on strike action over salaries.
SADTU has noted the statement issued by the DA following its attention seeking march to our offices. We have no doubt that the DA remain extremely desperate following its bruising internal battles involving its leaders to find relevance and deflect attention from the fact that its internal battles have exposed the true nature and character of the DA.
As the news continue to circulate that the DA will barge into SADTU offices tomorrow (21 June, 2018) to challenge the Union to support the call to make school staff an essential service, SADTU wants to make it clear - we are not going to waste our time and energy entertaining the publicity seeking DA.
The leadership of the Province notes and appreciates the relations established between the Office of the Superintendent General (SG) and our Union as well as stability in the Eastern Cape Department of Basic Education (ECDOE) since 2017; attained through bilateral meetings and Provincial Education Labour Relations Council (PELRC) settings. We are raising the above fully aware that there are still some irritations which still require full attention in the Province.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the Western Cape (SADTU Western Cape) strongly condemns the dastardly action of the hijacking of three teachers' cars at the school premises of ACJ Pakade Primary School at Strand on Monday morning, 18 June 2018.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) wishes its sister union and an affiliate of COSATU, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) a successful 16th National Congress. The Congress will take place from 20 to 22 June 2018 at Birchwood Conference Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) would like to express its sincerest condolences to the families of four Kloof Ikamva Shaft miners whose bodies were found after they went missing in the shaft yesterday. The fifth miner was still missing. These miners were not just statistics but fathers, sons, siblings and breadwinners for their families.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU)would like to express its disgust at the continuing scourge of violence against teachers by learners and among learners. The latest is the assault of a teacher by two learners at Newlands Secondary.
COSATU affiliated Public Sector Unions under the Joint Mandating Committee (JMC) representing the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU), Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union(POPCRU), National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union(NEHAWU), Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), Public and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (PAWUSA) and South African Medical Association (SAMA) have all signed the 2018/2021 wage deal following close to ten months of protracted negotiations.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in the North West held its scheduled Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) meeting on 01 - 02 June 2018 at Riviera Star Guesthouse in Mahikeng.
As the champion of health and wellness for members of the public service, the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) has recently extended the opportunity for its members to migrate to the efficiency discounted Emerald Value Option (EVO).
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) held its scheduled National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on 25 May 2018 at its National Office in Kempton Park, Gauteng. As the meeting coincided with Africa Day, the NEC used the opportunity to remind the Department of Basic Education and Government of the long-standing campaigns waged by SADTU for the promotion of African indigenous languages in our curriculum and the compulsory teaching of relevant African and South African history.
The COSATU unions in the public sector under Joint Mandating Committee (JMC) representing SADTU, POPCRU, NEHAWU, DENOSA, PAWUSA and SAMA wish to express their compelling disapproval of what we believe as PSA's double standards and crude misleading public posturing as the public sector wage negotiations unfold in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).