On behalf of the 1.6 million members of the American Federation of Teachers, I wish to congratulate SADTU on winning well-deserved salary increases, leave time for employees with children with special needs, housing benefits, paternity leave and a major adjustment in medical aid, among several other benefits for South Africa's public service employees.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) strongly condemns the so called South African public service union's (Sapsu) anarchist view on the public service wage negotiation deal signed by COSATU Public Service Unions this week. Sapsu's Thobile Ntola’s rant and rave does not come as a surprise to us. His myopic view that public sector workers have been sold out is pure baseless drivel driven by his utter contempt for the ANC and its Alliance partners.
The seven COSATU Public Service Unions - SADTU, NEHAWU, POPCRU, DENOSA, SAMA, PAWUSA and SASAWU, yesterday signed some agreements in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC), bringing to an end, a long-drawn-out and tough negotiation process that lasted for eight months. This process also included highly successful one-day marches in the whole country with a national march in Pretoria on the 23rd of April 2015.
SADTU KwaZulu Natal is disturbed by the pattern that has been adopted by the City Press in discrediting SADTU every time the Union engages the employer on labour related matters. It seems like the newspaper is hell-bent on making sure that it dissuades the public from the real issues that the teachers are raising. To us, City Press is having a big agenda of destroying the organisation and its leaders, if not we believe that it is being used to liquidate the organisation.
SADTU has learnt with outrage the assault of a teacher who is one of our members and the Chairperson of Eldorado Branch at school today.
We are witnessing the icons of political opportunism who think our members are comfortable with their misleading stunts using SADTU’s name and logos to profile themselves. Zwelinzima Vavi and his cronies again launched a tirade against the Tripartite Alliance at their so-called provincial shop-stewards council in East London on Saturday.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) has obtained a court order to prevent the organizers of an illegal provincial Shop Stewards Council to be held in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, tomorrow (Saturday 25 April 2015) from using the Union’s logo and name.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is shocked and saddened by the tragic death of the Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (LIMUSA) president Sihle Maphumulo who died in a car accident on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday night.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express its shock and disgust at the cold-blooded murder of South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) Gauteng Provincial Secretary Chris Nkosi who was gunned down on his way home yesterday.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) is convening one-day seminars for principals to deal with school based violence and management thereof. The seminars will be marked by presentations on the impact of violence on education, school management, governance and instruction.
Over the past few weeks, the Scheme had several engagements across the country with members and stakeholders relating to the introduction of care coordination, specifically the Scheme’s new rules relating to the nomination of family practitioners and specialist referral.
The COSATU Public Service unions, representing approximately 58% of public service employees in the education, health, safety and security sectors which render the country`s essential services, are appalled and infuriated by the reckless and arrogant attitude of government in dealing with this year`s wage negotiation at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) is not fazed by COSATU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi’s latest stunt – a press conference at the Federation’s headquarters to insult and make a mockery of the Federation while his cronies applauded. We find it hard to accept that he convened the “public show” in our offices only to speak ill against the Federation. He has milked dry his charm offensive to profile himself as a victim o
Education International and its global partners have launched the World’s Largest Lesson Plan, a project which invites the world’s teachers to educate and popularise the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, to be launched in September.
The seven COSATU Public Service unions, namely, NEHAWU, SADTU, POPCRU, DENOSA, SAMA, SASAWU and PAWUSA together with other unions admitted in the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) submitted demands to the employer on 30th September 2015.
SADTU in the province is concerned about the continuing acts of violence and brutality by learners in the Botshabelo area. On Thursday, 12th March 2015, one learner at Kgora - Thuto Secondary School in Botshabelo was stabbed to death in the school premises in full view of other learners.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) wishes to express its most sincere condolences to the families of late Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane, his security personnel Sergeant Lawrence Lentsoane and Sergeant Lesiba Sekele who died in a horrific car accident yesterday.
The eight provincial secretaries of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) from the North West, Gauteng, Western Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State and Northern Cape hereby invite the media to a press conference to set the record straight regarding propaganda that is being spread about the state of the Union by some former leaders of the recently dissolved Provincial Working Committee of the Union in the Eastern Cape.
The press conference will take place as follows:
Date: Sunday, 15 March 2015
Venue: Matthew Goniwe House, 49 Goud Street (Cnr Marshall Street), Johannesburg.
ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat
To RSVP, please contact Media Officer Nomusa Cembi 082 719 5157
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) in Limpopo Province held its Special Provincial Executive Committee Meeting on the 03rd March 2015 in Polokwane to deliberate on urgent matters affecting education provisioning in the province.