Sadtu members protest against poor wages

PRETORIA – The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is set to take their salary grievances to the streets in this week.

Members are set to gather at the old Putco depot in Marabastad where they will start their march heading to the Department of Higher Education between Francis Baard and Bosman Streets in the city centre.

Sadtu authorities have confirmed the march saying they are protesting, “against the departments failure to address pay progression and its policy for rural incentives.”

Union members say they feel undermined and that the Department of Higher Education does not appreciate the quality of work they provide.

Authorities say they want to hand over memoranda to the department and they want to ensure that this time around, their grievances are heard and equally attended to.

“We are going to handover the memoranda to the Department of Higher and Basic Education, we want to be heard this time,” they said in a statement.

Union members also promised to conduct peaceful protests and the SAPS have already agreed to escort them during the whole process.

Union authorities say they will use the Struben Street as well as the Sophie de Bruyn Street and motorists have been urged to avoid those routes as much as possible.

The gathered crowd is expected to disperse at 2.30pm.

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