'Sadtu not planning a strike'

Sadtu dismissed claims that they are planning to embark on a mass strike.

Members of the South African Democratic Teachers Union on a wage strike. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) on Thursday accused the South African Democratic Teachers' Unions (Sadtu) in Gauteng of planning a strike.

According to the congress, the strike action is in solidarity with a union member who was allegedly charged with fraud.

Cosas' Collen Malati said teachers in Ekurhuleni met throughout the week.

"They have been holding mass meetings in preparation for a strike."

But Sadtu East Rand Chairperson Eddie Mahlangu said the claims were unfounded.

"There is no member of Sadtu who has been charged with fraud and there is no plan to disrupt schooling."