Mugwena Maluleke, Secretary General of SADTU, said that the EU, the largest in the education sector, had signed the agreements that will ensure the permanent employment of teachers in the provision of quality education as a right to children; ensure the reintegration of teachers and provide learners with protection from sexual predators. The NPP`s priorities for 2018/19 have been the radical transformation of the NPP, the consideration of the three-flow model, political dependencies, the complexity of school curricula, school management and poverty variables. Saps and ELRC have been united to ensure participation in a Memorandum of Understanding that should govern cooperation between all parties. The three agreements not only mandate the Council to maintain peace at work in the public education sector, but also aim to meet the vision of the National Development Plan for Basic Education to improve the conditions for the care of educators and to preserve the constitutional rights of the child under collective agreement 3 of 2018. Adv Luvuyo Bono, President: ELRC, unfortunately said that it became a serious matter when educators left the system to receive their pension benefits and were reinstated tomorrow. Such a case had occurred to the letter. The aim of the agreement was to deal with all these unfortunate situations. In 2013, he was involved in arbitration proceedings for someone who had been raped and dismissed from a child. He had decided to call the victim`s grandmother, who was constantly absent from the hearings. The grandmother had said that the child had been called to two or three other hearings — in the department, SACE, and so on. The case was to end with a settlement agreement because there was no evidence that a sexual injury had occurred.
Members should be aware of Collective Agreement 3 of 2018, as it relates to disciplinary proceedings for educators accused of learner-related sexual misconduct. Until now, an indictable teacher has been placed before an internal disciplinary hearing of the department, according to which the teacher, if found guilty, could appeal the result while remaining in service. If the teacher were to be dismissed after the appeal process, he could declare a dispute to the ELRC. Under the new agreement, the internal procedure and the appeal procedure will be abandoned in these cases. The case is now being heard directly by UNHCR. Download: PDF ELRC CA 2 of 2018 Amendments to PAM Para 8 5 27 Sept 2018 (127 KB) Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018 proposes a unique arbitration procedure that replaces the department`s internal disciplinary hearing. The country`s constitution, which SADTU members respect, 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 prohibits a teacher from having sex with the learner. We see in this collective agreement anticipating our codes of conduct and the decisions of Congress on the teachers who exploit our children. Seeing our learners as sexual objects is hated by our Union, SADTU. The teaching profession is to care for children and subject them to psychological trauma on different hearing platforms, unjustifiable and had to stop. Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2018: Amendments to paragraphs B 8.5.2 and B 8.5.3 of the 2018 Personnel Management Rate No. 2 stipulate that an educator appointed following a service interruption is always named in the salary level code for the position to which he was appointed. EkD`s priorities for 2018/19 would focus on taking into account children aged 0 to 4, supporting PEDDs, qualifications, infrastructure, political orientation and conditions of service.