Matric trials continue despite Sadtu go-slow

2013-09-04 13:05
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Durban - KwaZulu-Natal matric pupils will write their life orientation trial exam on Wednesday, but the go slow by Sadtu teachers continues.

"We want to clarify the misinformation that there is a settlement between the [education] department and the union regarding the mass action being called off - that is not true," SA Democratic Teachers' Union provincial secretary Mbuyiseni Mathonsi said.

Matric trials were reportedly disrupted in the province on Monday and Tuesday as some schools were prevented from collecting trial papers, and papers were not sent to schools.

Sadtu members implemented "work to rule" action on Monday after the department failed to meet its demands.

As a result the Grade 12 trial exams were rescheduled to start on Wednesday.

Demands

Sadtu's provincial office is demanding that education department head Nkosinathi Sishi be suspended and that a performance evaluation be done on his work.

They also want to be refunded money docked from the salaries of teachers who participated in a strike in 2011.

Mathonsi said the union had agreed to allow the life orientation exam to be written on Wednesday because it was a national paper.

But the English paper scheduled for Wednesday fell outside the seven working hours which was the union's "work to rule" period.

"We won't invigilate the English paper, the paper won't be written; it's a provincial paper. It can be rescheduled."

Mathonsi said the union met education MEC Senzo Mchunu and he had put R316m "on the table" to address more than 80% of the backlog Sadtu claims is owed to its members.

He said the union appreciated that a task team had been set up to deal with processes that did not involve money.

"All proposals will have to be taken to our members on Monday," he said.

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