The COSATU unions and the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC), representing 14 unions and approximately 1.3 million employees of the State in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) began negotiations with the employer on the 16th of February 2012. Labour presented its initial demand of a 10 percent wage increase, R1650 housing allowance and a single term agreement among others.
The article by Loane Sharp (SA trade unions the biggest obstacle to job creation, 25 May) cannot go unchallenged.
There seems to be a concerted effort by business and the liberals to vilify the unions (COSATU) and, more particularly, the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) which has become a scapegoat for all the ills in the country; from poor quality education and lately - from Sharp - to youth unemployment.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union would like to express its sincerest condolences to the family, ANC, friends and colleagues of the late Minister of Public Service and Administration Roy Padayachie.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union has welcomed the announcement by Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande to open former colleges of education in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union joins millions of teachers, students and education activists around the world in calling on public authorities and development partners to ensure that all young children have access to quality early childhood education (ECE).
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) has welcomed the resignation of Eastern Cape Department of Education`s Superintendant General Modidima Mannya. The Union says Mannya`s departure is not only a victory for the Union but for the people of the province and learners in particular.
Next week, millions of teachers, students and education advocates around the world will join forces in calling on public authorities and development partners to ensure that all young children have access to quality early childhood education (ECE).
As coastal schools begin their 2012 school year on Wednesday 11 January and on the 18th of January for inland schools, we would like to welcome all teachers and learners back to school. We extend a special word of welcome to the learners who will be experiencing schooling for the first time in Grade 1. We hope the teachers and learners have rested well and are recharged to give 2012 their best shot.
Corruption Watch is a positive step towards giving ordinary South Africans a powerful role towards contributing in the fight against corruption. It is only when communities stand up and raise their voices that we can see corruption being defeated.
SADTU has welcomed the state of the nation address by President Jacob Zuma inviting the nation to join government in a massive infrastructure development drive.
We are pleased the government has increased allocation for infrastructure development which will benefit the country by improving infrastructure, creating employment and boosting the economy. Job creation is crucial.
The Provincial Executive Committee gathered on the 15th October to map a way forward to advance the gains, aspirations and needs of members in general and society at large in the context of national democratic revolution en route to socialism. We have robustly engaged ourselves on the functioning of both the Union structures and the state of the alliance in the province in moving forward to centenary celebrations of the existence of the African National Congress in 2012 and beyond. The meeting has therefore decided on the following matters.