In a statement, the Congress
of the South African Trade Union says it rejects the legal threats by the
Department of Basic Education directed at SADTU, after the union called on its
members to join a picket today, protesting overcrowding, at township and rural
Cosatu National Spokesperson
Sizwe Pamla says the issues that are being raised by SADTU have an effect on
the health of both teachers and learners.
He says “COSATU is calling on all teachers and workers in general to join the
SADTU picket and push back against the offensive that is currently directed at
the teachers union”.
Pamla says “The federation has concluded that the
department of Basic Education is deliberately colluding with those, who have
political scores to settle with SADTU”.
The department has allowed
leaks and the misinformation campaign to be used to attack SADTU despite the
report of the Ministerial Task Team making it very clear that SADTU as an
organization was not found guilty of selling any posts, Pamla concluded.
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