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2015-06-10 06:01

MEMBERS of the Sadtu eThekwini North Region were slapped with a court interdict on Tuesday morning following an eight-day strike which brought schooling in the district to a standstill.

The interdict, obtained by the Department of Education, stated that striking Sadtu members are “restrained from participating in any unlawful conduct, including, but not limited to - participating in any march to any of the applicant’s offices, schools and facilities under the control and supervision of the applicant for the purposes of disrupting the normal activities at such premises without complying with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act”.

The interdict further states that striking members are not allowed to restrict access to these premises and “entering upon any school and calling upon or instructing educators and learners to participate in gatherings, marches or any other activity which is inconsistent with teaching and learning...” Despite the interdict, Sadtu members did not attend school on Tuesday. They gathered at the district offices and were then instructed by Sadtu leaders to disperse and return to their work stations on Wednesday morning (today).

On Monday, union members were still picketing outside the Department of Education iLembe district offices demanding that district director Thembinkosi Vilakazi be removed from her post as they feel that she has not been a competent leader.

Over the past two weeks, pupils at 440 schools in the iLembe District have received little teaching after regional union leaders ordered teachers to protest at district office

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