Cape Town contract teacher angered over no pay
B y Tarryn Le Chat
24 February 2007
A Western Cape contact teacher who has not been paid since the start of the school year says he is ‘fed up’ with begging for his salary.
Roy Prinsloo, a contact teacher at Cathkin Secondary School in Heideveld, has been trying for three weeks to find out why he has not yet been paid.
Prinsloo is a member of the South African Forum for Freelance Educators. The forum was launched last year after a number of contact teachers had similar pay problems.
Jonavon Rustin, provincial secretary of the South Africa Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) said that it was unacceptable that educators work don’t get paid at the end of the month.
Rustin said that the union was advocating for all contact teachers to be made permanent to avoid similar situations.
Gert Witbooi, spokesperson for Education MEC Cameron Dugmore said the department was looking into the matter.