The World Teachers’ Day takes place every year on the 5th of October. NAPTOSA members publicly take a stand for professionalism in education. The 7th Provincial Annual Conference that took place at the Rio Hotel in Klerksdorp on the 6th September 2013 adopted the NAPTOSA Charter of Professionalism (This is what makes Naptosa different from most other unions).

 

WORLD TEACHERS DAY CELEBRATIONS

 

The World Teachers’ Day takes place every year on the 5th of October. NAPTOSA members publicly take a stand for professionalism in education. The 7th Provincial Annual Conference that took place at the Rio Hotel in Klerksdorp on the 6th September 2013 adopted the NAPTOSA Charter of Professionalism (This is what makes Naptosa different from most other unions).

 

Whilst NAPTOSA members continue to promote and embrace professional ethos and to teach with dignity, they also strive towards the improvement of their conditions of service and their working environments.

 

The North West Department of Education is therefore called upon to review the PPM to ensure that class sizes are manageable in order to enhance quality education. The Department must adequately deal with infrastructure challenges within institutions of learning, and take a stance to eradicate nepotism and cronyism that are plaguing the selection and appointment processes.

 

The Department is furthermore called upon to immediately pay the OSD monies owed to therapists, and to address salary disparities and salary progressions of FET College employees.

 

It is time teachers took the responsibility of restoring their dignity, and appreciating themselves. Teachers must not allow themselves to be subjected to appalling working conditions after 19 years of democracy and freedom. Teachers’ rights must be protected at all costs.

 

Teachers are National Treasures: Love them…Appreciate them…Value them!

 

SHOP STEWARDS’ POSTS

Would you like to be seconded to NAPTOSA North West for 2014?

 

NAPTOSA North West has two positions for full-time Shop Stewards for 2014 and invites applications from members who are employed by the NWDoE in a permanent capacity for secondment to the Union from 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2014.  Shop Stewards are members of NAPTOSA who possess specific skills and who are prepared to be seconded to the Union for a period of up to one year at a time.  All secondments terminate on 31 December each year.  However an incumbent Shop Steward may be considered for a further secondment of a year.

 

The successful members to be seconded to the Union would be teachers at Post Level 1 and would be expected to have an interest in, and knowledge of, labour matters, have good people skills, be prepared to recruit for the Union and be passionate about NAPTOSA.  Shop Stewards also represent members in grievance and other meetings, visit members and schools/campuses/offices, assist with queries about conditions of service, but above all: recruit new members to the Union.

 

One of the Shop Stewards will be stationed at the NAPTOSA North West Provincial Office in Rustenburg, and the other at the satellite office in Klerksdorp. In your letter of application, state at which office you would like to be based.

 

We will provide a union car for official duties.  You keep your school holidays, departmental salary and benefits. 

Are you interested?

 

You are invited to submit a letter of application to NAPTOSA North West (addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Fax 014 597-0991 OR 086 7302995; P O Box 9086 Rustenburg 0300; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and include a brief CV (no longer than 2 pages).  The Union provides office accommodation at its provincial office in Rustenburg as well as at the satellite office in Klerksdorp.  If you require any further details please contact Gregg Masondo on 014 592-4447.  The closing date for applications is 30 October 2013.

 

The school(s) where the successful applicant(s) currently teach would be entitled to temporary appointment as a replacement for the person seconded to the Union.  The seconded member retains her/his post at the school and the post will be available to her or him at the end of the period of secondment.