The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo is highly disturbed by the non-payment of 205 temporary teachers since April 2016 as reported by SADTU. We are told that the Limpopo Department of Education blames this anomaly to the implementation of Instruction Note 7 from Treasury that deals with control of escalating compensation of employees and control measures in effecting appointments.
The federation is therefore fully in support of SADTU decision to begin preparations towards a full blown strike as follows:
- Declare formal dispute against Department of Education and follow all legal recourse available
- The union will immediately start with picketing and protest action with withdrawal of labour (Strike) as the ultimate option
- All teachers and members of SADTU are encouraged not to perform any duty beyond their job description and duties allocated to their posts. Duties allocated to vacant posts must be left unattended with immediate effect to relieve teachers from the burden of performing duties for other people.
The federation will urgently convene a meeting of its Public Sector unions on Monday, 29th August 2016 for total shutdown in the province if these demands are not addressed.