Mugwena Maluleke, General Secretary of SADTU, said that the union, the largest in the education sector, has signed the agreements that will guarantee the permanent employment of teachers as part of the provision of quality education as a right for children; ensure the re-employment of teachers and protect learners from sexual predators. “These agreements go a long way in ensuring peace at work in the education sector and a safe environment for learners to unmask teachers who sexually harass them,” maluleke said. The South African Democratic Teachers` Union (SADTU) welcomes the Council on Labour Relations for Education (ELRC) for the conclusion of three crucial collective agreements that guarantee, among other things, the protection of children`s rights and the improvement of the conditions of service of educators. SADTU supports and welcomes the breach of Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, which provides for mandatory reviews by arbitrators in cases of disciplinary action against educators indicted for sexual misconduct of learners. We hope that this agreement will ensure that cases of sexual misconduct are resolved quickly, as it will streamline the process and provide a one-time stop process through arbitration. The country`s Constitution, which respects sadtu members, is based on human rights. The SADTU Code of Conduct, which precedes the country`s constitution, was based on human rights and the protection of learners from sexual harassment. The code of conduct adopted in 1990 prohibited a teacher from having sex with the learner.
We see this collective agreement as a continuation of our code of conduct and congressional resolutions on teachers exploiting our children. Seeing our learners as sexual objects is hated by our SADTU Union. In the teaching profession, it is a question of taking care of children and identifying psychological trauma on different listening platforms, it was unjustifiable and had to stop. Arbitrators with sufficient experience in hearings with minor children as witnesses and victims are appointed to deal with these particular cases. Intermediaries are also appointed to assist the child`s victims or witnesses to testify. The principle of fairness in the treatment of hearings is fundamental and this agreement ensures that the rule of law is sacrosanct. We welcome the fact that the agreement will prevail over all existing provincial agreements governing the appointment and transformation of temporary educators, unless the provisions of existing provincial agreements provide for more favourable terms than those provided for in the national agreement. After opening the file, use the two blue “Next Page” arrows below/ in the center of the page to navigate through the document, not the “Next Image” arrows.
Please note that some older collective agreements are available in TIFF format and can only display the first page after opening. To properly consult the file, please follow these steps: Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2018: amendments to paragraph B 8.5.2 and personnel management measures (PAM) aim to reorganize the re-election of educators after leaving the regime. These teachers have been excluded from the reappointence due to the current provisions of the WFP. Collective Agreement No. 4 of 2018 on the appointment and retraining of educators to positions in the educational institution provides for job security for temporary educators. Deputy Secretary General, Nkosana Dolopi: 082 709 5651 The ELRC today presented the agreements to the Portfolio Committee for Basic Education in Parliament. You are:…..