Sadtu to embark on go-slow

Sadtu has called on all teachers to embark on a go-slow this week.

Sadtu has called on all teachers to embark on a go-slow this week.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) is calling on teachers across the country to embark on a go-slow this week.

The call forms part of the union's campaign against Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Director General Bobby Soobrayan.

Sadtu said the Department of Education failed to honour a 2011 agreement to increase the salaries of matric exam markers.

The unions' Mugwena Maluleke said, "The minister should have graciously handed her resignation in response to the lack of delivery of textbooks in Limpopo.

"Instead, we have a situation where some of the schools, even this year [2013], have not received their stationery and textbooks in Limpopo and many other parts of the country."

The department has refused to comment on the issue.

In 2012, several Limpopo schools were forced to go without textbooks for most of the year after the department failed to deliver them.

Government set up a task team to investigate the matter.

The task team recommended that Soobrayan be investigated for his role in the saga.

Opposition parties also called for Motshekga's resignation, but she refused.