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Media Release – Sexual Misconduct Reports

The Education Labour Relations Council is aware of the media reports on the suspension of two educators, one in the Eastern Cape from Khoto Primary School and the other from Tongaat Secondary School in KwaZulu-Natal, based on alleged sexual misconduct.

As stipulated in Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, the matters will be dealt with in the ELRC through an arbitration process (Inquiry by the Arbitrator), once the Department has concluded its internal processes.

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Media Release - Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2014

The Education Labour Relations Council has accomplished a major feat for the public education system and educators in particular, through the finalisation of Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2014: Quality Management System (QMS) for School-Based educators.

The Agreement not only gives effect to the mandate of the Council to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, but also seeks to fulfil the vision of the National Development Plan on accountability within the system...

ELRC heralds an era of revolutionised dispute management services

The ELRC is making its mark as the first bargaining council in the public sector in South Africa to introduce a digitised dispute referral system, specifically designed for teachers in the public education sector.

In fulfilling its mandate to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, the Council has streamlined the process of referring disputes, eliminating the manual process to ensure efficiency and ensuring that disputes are resolved in the shortest space of time....

ELRC applauds SADTU KZN for its firm stance

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) appreciates the sentiments expressed by the Chairperson of SADTU KZN, Phumlani Duma, who vehemently opposed relationships between teachers and their pupils, as reported in the Daily Sun on 28th June 2019.

Duma warned members that the union would not tolerate members having affairs with pupils and encouraged SADTU members to honour their responsibility to look after the children entrusted to them by parents.

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Media Release - Sexual misconduct

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) is aware of the naked photographs that are circulating on social media, as reported by the Daily Sun on 4th February 2019, of a school teacher and underage minor from a school in the Vaal.

As stipulated in Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, the matter will be dealt with in the ELRC through an arbitration process (Inquiry by the Arbitrator), once the Department has concluded its internal processes.

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