State of the teachers address

This Theme speaks volumes in as far as our desire to realise quality public education is concerned in the republic. However our Ministry of late took a deliberate stance of acting contrary.

Of late we see a ministry which does not have a single regard for trade unions, we see a ministry which does not consider relevant and necessary to consult with trade unions, we see a ministry  which boast of enforcing punitive directives on teachers. We see a ministry with intensions to destroy all initiatives we had put in place in our relationship building process with the  out gone Minister. I am obliged and committed as the leader of this mighty progressive union to force this stubborn ministry understand that we exist as a major partner in education of our beloved country and we have a major role to play in the educational development of this country.

We have a recognition agreement with the employer. We are not demanding favours in this regard. It’s a binding agreement and needs to be respected by all. I need to reiterate that transformation of our country’s education is not solely the responsibility of the ministry. Trade unions are a must participate group in this process. I therefore challenge all BTU structures to make an impact at their level of operations.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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