The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa

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The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) is a registered trade union and the second largest union in the education sector


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June 15, 2021

Education vaccination roll-out

 In National News Flash 25 of 2021 members were informed that Johnson and Johnson vaccines have been secured for the education sector of South Africa. After a slight delay as a result of decisions by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA, the Minister of Basic Education announced that a… Read More
May 25, 2021

Minister of Basic Education's budget vote speech 2021

The Minister of Basic Education, together with the Deputy Minister, on 20 May 2021 delivered her Budget Vote Speech in a virtual address to the National Assembly. As expected, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the programmes of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the provincial… Read More
May 25, 2021

Salary negotiations : Revised wage offer

Members will recall that in National News Flash 17 of 2021 we reported that wage negotiations had reached a deadlock as the employer had tabled a 0% offer on the cost-of-living adjustments (COLA),and that Labour had intended to declare a formal dispute by 4 May 2021. Subsequent to this, the… Read More
May 11, 2021

Consultation: DBE and Trade Unions

The leadership of NAPTOSA joined the leaders of other recognized education trade unions on Saturday, 8 May 2020, in a consultation meeting with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on a range of matters reflected below. Vaccination date for teachers It is well-known that the vaccination process… Read More
April 28, 2021

Wage negotiations collapse

At the wage negotiations held at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) on 23 April 2021 Labour and the State as Employer could not find each other.. In News Flash 16 of 2021 we indicated that not all was doom and gloom regarding wage negotiations. The employer had requested a… Read More