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.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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