Unpaid teachers go to court

2013-05-15 10:51


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East London - Twenty-five temporary teachers are taking the basic education department to court to force it to pay them, it was reported on Wednesday.

The teachers, from six schools in Grahamstown, were each owed between R36 000 and R90 000, the Daily Dispatch reported.

The Legal Resources Centre was assisting them.

It wanted the department to pay within five days or have its assets seized under the State Liability Act, the newspaper reported.

According to the Dispatch, the department failed to honour a promise to pay all temporary teachers by last Wednesday.

"We are assured that the list of outstanding payments is with Treasury. They should get their money by the latest, Monday," department spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani was reported as saying.

The teachers' application would be heard in the Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown next Friday.

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