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Teacher union to join Cosatu strike over ‘uncaring employer’

Sadtu has accused the state of being an “uncaring employer” for failing to pay salary increases due two years ago

Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa

The academic year will extend into 2021 in a ‘deliberately cautious approach’ as president confirms South Africa has world’s fifth-highest Covid-19 infection tally

Sadtu calls for the closure of schools

Citing cases such as a school to which only four learners returned, to be met by 20 teachers, the union said Covid-19 is wreaking havoc on learning

No back to school for teachers just yet

Last week the basic education minister was adamant that teachers will return to school on May 25, but some provinces say not all Covid-19 measures are in place to prevent its spread

Teacher unions warn Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening schools

Five organisations stand firm on ensuring schools have taken all safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when learners, teachers and school management teams return

‘Saving lives is most important than saving academic year’, say education ministers

Safety comes first, with a tentative June 1 deadline for grades seven and 12 to return to school

Nzimande wants to prioritise rural universities

The minister says these universities cannot be left neglected like they were under apartheid

EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing

It is incumbent on Sadtu to lead the way and ensure that it is having tough conversations with the minister of basic education

Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth

The president says Sadtu must be at the forefront of developing programmes that will ensure children access quality learning from a young age

Eastern Cape joins 70% performance club

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the country is moving closer to its goals

‘Don’t punish teachers for a broken system’ — Equal Education

The organisation wants to defend teachers’ right to strike in its submission to the essential services committee

‘Teachers’ right to strike must be protected’ – Section27

The advocacy group contends that teaching should not be deemed an essential service

Unionist accused of stealing R600 000 of workers’ money

The general secretary of a Saftu-affiliated union is being investigated for corruption

Majority of unions sign public sector wage agreement

The PSCBC issued a statement saying majority of trade unions have signed the public sector wage agreement

Public sector wage deal inches closer as more unions sign

​The public sector wage agreement is close to being a done deal, with 48% of workers represented by trade unions at the PSCBC supporting the offer

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