WCED puts contigency plans in place ahead of Thursday's strike

The Western Cape Education Department says it has contingency plans in place for  Thursday’s public service strike.

Plans for the strike come after Government is offering a 3% wage increase for the state’s 1.3-million workers The PSA, however is demanding a 6.5% increase. Unions initially demanded a 10% increase when negotiations started in May.

Some members of the unions are educators, but according to the provincial Head of Education, Brent Walters, who met with the teachers’ unions, that they will not be participating in the strike

MEC David Maynier has meanwhile appealed to citizens to put the best interests of the Class of 2022, first.

‘’We can assure parents that we have taken every precaution to ensure that the matric exams will not be affected by the planned public sector union protest action on Thursday 10 November 2022 in the Western Cape.’’

‘’We again appeal to everyone, including members of the public sector unions, to put the best interests of our matrics first. We must treat our matrics as VIPs for the remaining few weeks of the exams,’’ he added,


Done By: Mitchum George


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