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. OHCHR is involved in initiatives to avoid conflict in the public education sector. This process will be achieved by facilitating the process of constructive collective bargaining between educators` unions and the Ministry of Education as an employer. 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.

For these particular cases, arbitrators with sufficient experience in hearings of minor children are designated as witnesses and victims. Intermediaries are also set up to assist the child`s victim or witness in testifying. The principle of fairness in the handling of hearings is fundamental and this agreement ensures that the rule of law is invivsible. “These agreements go a long way to ensuring peace at work in the education sector and creating a safe environment for learners to expose teachers who sexually harass them,” Maluleke said. We welcome the fact that the Agreement will prevail over all existing provincial agreements governing the appointment and transformation of educators, unless the provisions of the existing provincial agreements provide more favourable conditions to the conditions set out in the national agreement. The Southern African Teachers` Union (SADTU) welcomes the Council on Labour Relations in Education (ELRC) for the conclusion of three crucial collective agreements, which, among other things, guarantee the protection of children`s rights and improve conditions of service to educators. SADTU supports and welcomes Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, which provides for the obligation to investigate arbitrators in disciplinary proceedings against educators accused of sexual misconduct of learners. We hope that this agreement will ensure that sexual misconduct cases are resolved quickly, as it will streamline the process and provide a unique arbitration process. Sadtu welcomes this agreement with open arms, as the issue of temporal educators has long been a bone of contention between the employer and the Union. It led the SADTU National Executive Committee (NEC) to decide in May of this year that the provinces collect information from educators in relevant positions for three months or more and declare disputes on behalf of all of these members.

. Once the download is complete, go to the selected directory and click the file again with the right mouse button. Select “Open with” and select “Windows Picture and Fax Viewer” Deputy Secretary-General, Nkosana Dolopi: 082 709 5651 Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2018: Changes to paragraph B 8.5.2 and Staff Administrative Measures (PAM) aims to regulate the reinstatement of educators after the system is released. These teachers have been excluded from recognition because of the current WFP provisions.