ABOUT 2000 pupils, teachers and parents at Molly Blackburn Senior Secondary High School in Uitenhage are heaving a joint sigh of relief after a two- week strike by teachers finally ended.
Frustrated parents at KwaNobuhle's biggest high school took matters into their own hands on Thursday last week, demanding a meeting between the school's senior management team, the school governing body, parents and teachers, according to Grade 10 teacher and SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) site steward Thembisa Deli.
"The parents are the ones who stabilised the situation. We had to look to local structures for support. On Thursday each of the parties involved had to give an account to the parents," Deli said.
"It was decided that a new task team of seven would be elected to attend to the petition issues, teachers would return to work on Friday, and management would have to be accountable."
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