Nehawu said that the definition of an essential
service pertains to areas that if disrupted, will affect the life and health of
the country’s citizens.
The National Education Health and Allied
Workers Union said that it supports the South African Democratic Teachers Union
in dismissing the call by the African National Congress for Education to be
declared as an essential service.
Nehawu’s Sizwe Pamla explains that legally
and constitutionally the proposal will fail the test and secondly the union
says that it is not possible to legislate your way into efficiency and effectiveness.
Pamla says if the ANC want to sort out the crises
in the education sector it needs a collective approach, it needs to engage and
it needs to consult and it needs to stop unilateralism in the sector.
Pamla adds then only can it challenge the resources
and put concrete and compressive programmes that can assist us in place.
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