The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union fully recognises the importance of education in the development and prosperity of the country and its citizens. We welcome the fact that our government has declared education as an apex priority and a societal matter. We support and strive for quality public education. However, we don’t believe that education should be declared an essential service – writes Mugwena Maluleke, the General Secretary of SADTU
SADTU members will, on Tuesday – 12 February 2013, hold a picket at the head offices of the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria in defense of collective bargaining in the education sector and to promote labour peace. The picket will also highlight, among others, our call for the dismissal of the Director General Bobby Soobrayan, improvement of school infrastructure, payment of rural allowances to all qualifying educators, permanent appointment of temporary teachers in all substantive posts and finalization of post provisioning model
SADTU will make an urgent request for a meeting with the ANC to seek clarity following media reports that the ANC NEC Lekgotla took a decision to propose to government that education be declared an essential service.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has heartily welcomed news of the scheduled re-opening of Ndebele Teacher Training College Campus in Mpumalanga next week. This was announced by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande while addressing a New Age business briefing yesterday (Thursday).
SADTU Limpopo Province is shocked and dismayed by the decision of the Limpopo Department of Education to unilaterally terminate rural allowance to educators with effect from January 2013.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has come up in support of the ANC and the SACP in condemning the FNB’s You Can Help branding campaign.
Schools effectively re-opened on the 09 January 2013 and as a common practice, SADTU visited several schools as part of its back-to-school campaign. It was encouraging to observe that many learners of school going-age reported on the first day of school. We still call on the few remaining parents, guardians and community members to ensure that all school going-age learners are registered with their immediate schools.
SADTU would like to welcome the 2012 matric results and thank the provinces for the work done to reach this 73% overall pass mark – a three percent increase from last year. We would like to congratulate the candidates, their families, administrators involved in the running of the examinations.
We face the end of yet another dramatic and eventful year. 2012 has been marked by successes and challenges within the union and in the country as a whole. Some of the successes we experienced as a country included the ANC centenary, the celebrations, the elective congress and the election of the current ANC leadership led by President Jacob Zuma. We are confident the new leadership will ensure that stability continues within the ANC and the country.
The National Executive Committee of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) held its last meeting for the year on Friday, 7 December 2012 in Kempton Park Johannesburg and outlined its 2013 programmes. 2013 will be marked by the election of sites,
SADTU in the Eastern Cape challenges education MEC on the teacher posts declared for 2013.
With only a month to go before the 2013 school year begin; SADTU in the Eastern Cape has taken to court the Provincial Department of Education in an attempt to stop the department from reducing the number of teachers in the province.
With only a month to go before the 2013 school year begin; SADTU in the Eastern Cape has taken to court the Provincial Department of Education in an attempt to stop the department from reducing the number of teachers
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express shock at newspaper reports of a teacher who allegedly showed porn to two learners and sexually assaulted one of them at a primary school in Pimville.
On behalf of SADTU members in the Western Cape, we take umbrage at the child-like antics of Dr Mamphela when she called SADTU teachers alcoholics, drug addicts and indebted to no end. This is the most
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will, on Saturday, join millions of people around the world to celebrate December 1, World Aids Day under the theme – Getting to zero: HIV infections, discrimination, Aids related deaths and disarming gender violence.
The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (Sadtu) has always taken a keen interest in broader societal issues beyond the classroom – and unapologetically so.
Our core function has always been to advance and protect the rights of teachers and this includes ensuring that their work conditions are favourable
Dr Mamphela Ramphele’s derogatory and ill informed remarks cannot go unchallenged. To be labeled drunkards, hooked on drugs, we can’t take care of ourselves and are deep in debt, is beyond insult. It is blatant defamatory.
On 7 April 2011, the Department of Basic Education and teacher unions signed collective agreement no 1 of 2011. In terms of the collective agreement the parties agreed to increase the remuneration of markers by 100%.
SADTU is not yet convinced about the department capacity to deliver learner teacher support material (stationery & textbooks) for 2013. The announcement of plans and actions by Minister on this matter is seen as a Public relations exercise. All what she said, was also said in 2012 and books were still not delivered.