‘Teacher union planning strike’

2013-01-16 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is considering starting the year with a strike to protest the redeployment of teachers and the Education Department’s policy on temporary teachers, several sources told sister paper Die Burger yesterday.

But Nomvusa Cembi, Sadtu’s national spokesperson, denied knowledge of any such plans,

The Afrikaans-aligned SA Teachers’ Union, meanwhile, said the department had left the profession in the lurch by not paying thousands of teachers who had marked the 2012 exams in December.

The department said it had paid a first group of 2 591 exam markers.

The remaining 4 955 teachers, who had marked up to December 15, have been informed that they would be paid by January 21.

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