Thobile Ntola, president of teacher union Sadtu, has become the first casualty of the intense battle to remove the federation’s Zwelinzima Vavi.
The basic education department wants the Labour Court to accept that Bobby Soobrayan made a pure error when he agreed to a 100% wage increment.
Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has accepted the censure imposed on him by Corruption Watch while calling for better protection of women.
Teachers joining a planned Sadtu protest march will face disciplinary procedures, says the basic education department.
If Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has her way, public school teachers will wear business suits and ties.
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union has intensified its industrial campaign targeting basic education director general Bobby Soobrayan.
Teacher unions have told the Mail & Guardian they will oppose the return of school inspectors, as proposed by President Jacob Zuma.
A flawed funding model results in poor schools reducing the number of subjects they offer and enduring larger class sizes than richer schools.
Cosas has warned teachers aligned to Sadtu in Ekurhuleni they will be barred from returning to school if they embark on an intended march in the area.
Criminal charges have been laid against a Sadtu official accused of trying to run over DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko with a car.
Sadtu's call to members to examine their role in delivering education is a sea change in attitude.
Although opposition parties criticised President Jacob Zuma's acceptance of education and employment statistics, they were less scathing this year.
Cosatu has been mediating between teachers and the Eastern Cape education department to end the go-slow at schools over poor working conditions.
Sadtu says calls for teaching to be made an essential service and de-unionised is naïve and shows little understanding of inequalities in education.
Various organisations are investigating the legal basis on which new regulations can be challenged.
The blame game over who is responsible for Limpopo schools' textbook shortage continues, as the province locks horns with national government.
Sadtu are threatening protests in the Eastern Cape because of teachers' complaints about long hours and poor working conditions.
The new curriculum and assessment policy (Caps) will enable teachers to spend more time in the classroom.
Sadtu have threatened to protest if the Eastern Cape education department goes ahead with its plan to dismiss 4 200 temporary teachers.
Thobile Ntola, the president of Sadtu, criticised the info Bill publicly without debating it within the teachers' union, leaders say.