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Mass meetings for teachers on work-to-rule action were expected to be held on Monday afternoon.
The industrial action by members of the SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), would be in its seventh day.
Members are expected to attend the meetings after school to decide whether they will continue working just seven hours.
Union regional secretary, Mbuyiseni Mathonsi, said after the Department of Education’s offer of R360 million to meet its demands had been tabled before the provincial and regional structures, it was now up to the members to decide if they would accept it. The action has coincided with matric preparatory trial exams.
There were reports that there had been disruptions at some district offices where schools were supposed to collect exam papers.
The Daily News reported that Sadtu members protested outside the Chatsworth Education Centre, which was closed. The department had to issue a new timetable following these disruptions, and trials have been going ahead as scheduled.
Mathonsi said a task team including members of the union and the department would meet today to discuss non-financial grievances at Truro House in Durban.
These include the creation of more teachers’ posts, the filling of office-based vacancies such as inspectors and subject advisers, and the fast-tracking of payment of first-time employees.