Today's Labour News

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natuCity Press reports that the National Teachers’ Union (Natu) has called on President Jacob Zuma to appoint a judicial commission of inquiry to investigate the schools jobs-for-cash scandal.  

It claims that the task team appointed by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga did not have enough teeth and “did not even begin to scratch the surface of the iceberg”.  Natu is SA’s third-largest teachers’ union, with just over 53,000 members.  The union pointed out that a judicial commission of inquiry was the realistic way to investigate the selling of posts and that public confidence in such a process would be high, compared with an ordinary ministerial task team.  The second-largest union, Naptosa, welcomed the report “as an honest attempt to address a vexing problem”, but accused the task team of “union-bashing”.  Naptosa proposed the outsourcing of the recruitment of teachers until a permanent solution to the selling of jobs was found.

  • Read this report by Sipho Masondo in full at City Press

Read too, Cash for Jobs: Whistle-blowers need to be protected, at IOL News

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