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sadtu90TimesLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has given the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) seven days to respond to certain demands or face a full national strike.  

The demands range from pay disparity issues to working conditions.  On Tuesday‚ about 10‚000 union members marched to the offices of the departments in Pretoria‚ demanding a pay-scale progression of 1.5% to match the recompense received by other public servants.  The union claimed that since 2009 teachers have been receiving 0.5% less than other state employees on their pay scale.  Pay progression‚ which considers factors such as performance‚ competency and market rates‚ is the movement of an employee’s salary within a pay range.

  • Read this report by Michelle Gumede in full at TimesLive

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