Sadtu members to picket in Pretoria today

The teachers’ union will hand over a memorandum of grievances to the Basic Education Department.

FILE: Sadtu members. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) says its members will picket outside the Basic Education Department's offices in Pretoria this afternoon, where they will be delivering a memorandum of grievances.

The union is demanding that minister Angie Motshekga review the current post-provisioning norms.

Sadtu says the manner in which teachers are being deployed to schools is causing overcrowding and putting them under pressure.

Spokesperson Nomusa Cembi says, "We are saying that this model is not benefiting education. It is leading to overcrowding in township schools and other poor areas."

Earlier this month, teachers expressed their disaffection with overcrowded classrooms. The teachers' union launched a countrywide picket in Meyersdale, Alberton.

Pickets have also been held across the country in various districts.