The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) notes with great shock, an escalation in acts of abuse of women with specific reference to the latest reported incidents where young women were murdered and one gang raped in the Johannesburg Central Business District.
SADTU is not surprised by the attack by the Democratic Alliance directed at Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa following his address at SADTU KZN Gala Dinner over the weekend. The DA only accepts any opinion which favours its bigoted views. For the DA, an opinion of the Deputy President about SADTU should not hold water because the DA does not share such a view.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) has successfully reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that will see all TVET College lecturers being paid their outstanding pay progression on or before 30 June 2017.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in the Free State province, held its successful 7th Provincial Conference on the 4th - 6th May 2017 in Parys at Woodland Lodge. The conference was attended by delegates from all the six regions representing 53 branches.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) joins millions of workers in South Africa and across the globe to celebrate Workers' Day, May 1 in 2017. In South Africa, May 1 conjures many memories of the workers' struggles waged by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) for this day to be given official Workers' Day status by the Nationalist Party Apartheid regime.
SADTU Gauteng is deeply saddened by the unfortunate death of 18 learners from Refano Primary and Mahlenga Secondary school, a General Assistant who was employed at Refano Primary school, and a minibus driver, due to a fatal collision between the minibus and a truck on 21 April 2017. The minibus was ferrying them to their homes after school. Other learners were rescued and taken to KwaMhlanga hospital.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union in Free State has noted with appreciation the budget speech presented by the honourable MEC for Education Tate Makgooe on the 27th March 2017. The budget presented is for the financial year 2017/18.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in the Eastern Cape held its 9th provincial conference, from 23 to 25 March 2017 at Regent Hotel in East London.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) in the Eastern Cape is holding its 9th provincial conference at the Regent Hotel in East London. This conference will, among others, elect the province's new leadership.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) would like to express its deepest shock and dismay at the brutal killing of the Deputy Principal of Laduma High School who was also a member of SADTU. Comrade Priscila Mchunu was gunned down on Saturday the 18th of March 2017 in front of her learners as she was engaged in Saturday classes. She was also the acting Principal in the school.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union in Free State held its first PEC meeting of the year on the 17th - 18th March 2017. The PEC meeting is attended by the Provincial Working Committee, Regional Chairpersons and Secretaries; all the six regions were represented. The meeting got the secretariat report and discussed organisational, political and labour issues.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) supports the march by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union's (SACTWU) to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) offices in Pretoria on Friday, March 10, 2017
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), as an affiliate of global teacher union Federation Education International (EI), is celebrating International Women's Day under both the EI theme: "A woman's place is in her Union for economic justice and empowerment." And United Nation's theme, "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) endorses the Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) which takes place from the 6th until 12th March, 2017 focusing on Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, particularly women and children political prisoners, who are incarcerated under extremely appalling conditions with; beatings, insults, threats, sexually explicit harassment and sexual violence, and humiliation at the hands of Israeli security system.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union is observing an annoying pattern that is developing amongst Eastern Cape Members of the Executive Council who seem to be taking turns to mount unprovoked and unwarranted attacks on educators in the province.
SADTU has received numerous calls from members who are teachers at UMkhanyakude and King Cetshwayo districts that have not been paid. It must be remembered that SADTU has been calling for the movement of all functions especially finance and human resource to the two districts to allow easy and quick processing of appointments and payments. It has come to the point where the Union cannot fold arms and do nothing when it has reached a situation where schools are without teachers, teachers are not paid and many other challenges.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) met for the first time in 2017 at its National Office - Matthew Goniwe House in Kempton Park on February 24, 2017. The meeting took place after the delivery of the State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma, the National Budget by Minister Pravin Gordhan and the swearing in of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as Member of Parliament for the ANC.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) has noted the 2017 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The Budget lacks the radical economic transformation as announced by the President Zuma in his State of the Nation Address (SONA). Does this mean the Treasury is again the spokesperson of the white monopoly capital? The economy is not growing and the financial sector continues to allow the banks to manipulate the currency to enrich them but the Treasury is lukewarm on the matter. The Treasury is loudly silent on the Government bank as part of progress to change the apartheid superstructure.
The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) fully supports the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) and the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) marches that are due to take place on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.