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SADTU Gauteng condemns racism at Hoerskool Overvaal

18 January 2018

SADTU Gauteng condemns the brutal attack on peaceful demonstrators at Hoerskool Overvaal in Vereeniging. This justified demonstration follows a disappointing court judgement on Gauteng Department of Education`s to place 55 grade 8 learners. The assertion of lack of capacity to accommodate these learners is used to block transformation and keep the school as the sole preserve for White Afrikaners.

 

SADTU leaders to attend memorial service of slain teacher

18 January 2018

The leadership of the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) will today attend the memorial service of Bosele Middle School teacher Kingston Vhiya who was stabbed to death by a learner on Saturday night at his home in Manyeding Village near Kuruman, Northern Cape.

 

POPCRU statement on current developments in the SAPS

18 January 2018

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has carefully noted the announcements made by the Minister of Police in his media statement yesterday, on the 17th of January 2017.

 

DENOSA KZN response to Provincial Health Department`s circular on escorting of patients by nurses

17 January 2018

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in KwaZulu-Natal notes the latest circular by the provincial Department of Health in which it responds to our demands of a stop to escorting of patients by nurses by end of this month, failure of which will force us to stop our members from doing this.

 

NEHAWU calls on Gauteng Department of Health to immediately address the issues of student nurses

17 January 2018

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers` Union [NEHAWU] calls on the Gauteng Department of Health to immediately sort out the issue of recruited student nurses who were supposed to start their training on January 15, 2018

 

COSATU fully supports the NEHAWU strike at UNISA

17 January 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions fully supports the strike by its affiliate NEHAWU at the University of South Africa following the collapse of the wage negotiations. We believe that the demands by the workers are reasonable and fair. We call on the management to act to avert this unnecessary strike by presenting a new serious offer to the workers. An indefinite strike will not bode well for the students, whose academic year will be derailed and compromised but the management needs to shoulder the responsibility for the strike.

 

SADTU welcomes the beginning of the 2018 school year

16 January 2018

South Africa`s biggest union in the education sector, the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU), would like to welcome all teachers and learners back to school when the 2018 school year begins on Wednesday, 17 January.

 

SADTU shocked and saddned by the killing of a teacher by a learner

16 January 2018

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) is shocked and saddened by the death of a teacher who was allegedly stabbed to death by a learner whom he accused of failing him. We condemn this killing in strongest terms. The death of a teacher is one too many. His death is a loss to the profession, his family and society at large.

 

NEHAWU to refer a dispute for arbitration in the Public Social Development Sector

16 January 2018

The National Education, Health & Allied Workers` Union (NEHAWU) has noted with great displeasure, the failure by the Department of Social Development to table an offer at the Special Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) meeting held on the 30th November 2017; on the following issues:

 

COSATU welcomes the freezing of the assets of the Gupta linked companies McKinsey and Trillian

16 January 2018

The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes the freezing of the assets of Gupta linked companies McKinsey and Trillian. This issuing of the preservative orders to the Assets Forfeiture Unit is long overdue and we hope this action combined with the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture ,will signify the beginning of the end of the Gupta patronage network that has wreaked havoc on our economy.

 

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