KZN unions urge teachers not to report to schools tomorrow

KZN unions urge teachers not to report to schools tomorrow

Teachers unions in KwaZulu-Natal have advised educators to not return to schools tomorrow, as they believe schools are not adequately prepared.

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In a joint statement released by SADTU, NATU and Naptosa amongst others, the unions say that they have found that not all schools have received the agreed-upon PPE's, sanitizers and disinfecting materials.

They say that some schools have not had water tanks filled and the facilities have not been cleaned.

Deputy Provincial Secretary of SADTU, Bheki Shandu says their members from over 80 branches of SADTU were sent out to check if schools were compliant and ready and had followed all the guidelines from the Department of Health.

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"We advise our members of SADTU and all other unions in the province not to report to schools on 28 May 2020 because schools are not ready to receive them under the COVID-19 related protocols. 

"We must be consistent, education in this province will commence when all schools are ready to receive learners and teachers safely. 

"It is currently considered an unsafe environment and the department has not provided all the necessary PPE which will assist in terms of preventing them from being infected."

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