THE largest teacher union in the Eastern Cape has threatened to strike following the Education Department’s decision to cut more than 4 000 teaching posts next year.
The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union made the decision at its provincial general council held in East London at the weekend. Sadtu Eastern Cape secretary Mncekeleli Ndongeni said more than 10 000 teaching posts had been slashed since 2010.
It was reported earlier this month that the department would shed more than 4 264 teaching posts next year after a pupil recount suggested there were fewer pupils in the province than previously thought.
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