SCHOOLING in the Eastern Cape will get off to a rocky start next week as teachers prepare to protest against the sacking of thousands of colleagues and the redeployment of those in excess of requirements at some schools.
The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union has its knives out for the provincial government for forging ahead with the redeployment drive, which it has been fighting for years.
Sadtu leaders met in Bhisho yesterday to launch a counter-offensive with "battle-lines drawn” against what it calls the "state onslaught against quality public education”.
Provincial secretary Mncekeleli Ndongeni said: "We will start fighting [this week] so that by the time schools open and teachers and pupils return, they will know what is going on.”
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