Update on wage negotiations (20 April 2018)
- Published: 20 April 2018 20 April 2018
NAPTOSA HEAD OFFICE NEWS FLASH 8 OF 2018
NAPTOSA, regrettably, has to inform members that after several postponements of the salary negotiations, and commitments to the Principals of Labour that the employer would table a wage offer at 15:00 (very specific) on 19 April 2018, the employer tabled a letter requesting further postponement of the negotiations until 3 May 2018.
After nearly 7 months, parties have not made any substantial progress and the main areas of the wage agreement, such as the annual salary increase, housing and pay progression, have not been addressed.
The whole negotiations process has deviated from its original path in that the employer regards the earlier offer tabled in Council to have been not properly mandated under the previous political dispensation. In other words the employer is seeking a mandate from the current government on their own previous offer. This is not only a unique, but extremely disruptive approach.
NAPTOSA wishes to record its extreme disappointment with the latest request for postponement, especially in view of the fact that the Minister for Public Service and Administration herself assured the Principals of Labour that a mandate would be secured during this week.
One of the ILC parties has in the meantime lodged a dispute with the PSCBC on the failure of the employer to reach agreement on the demands of Labour. This could have implications for the process in that, once this is done, the disputing parties enter a 30 day period of conciliation. How this will affect further negotiations needs to be seen.
The Principals of the ILC will be meeting on 20 April 2018 to decide the way forward. Members will be informed of the decision.
Special Schools' Conference
- Published: 11 April 2018 11 April 2018
NAPTOSA SPECIAL SCHOOLS CONFERENCE
NAPTOSA members (teachers, management staff, therapists and psychologists) employed at special schools are invited to attend NAPTOSA Special Schools Conference to be held on -
Saturday, 12 May 2018, from 08:00 to 13:00
at School of Achievement (Germiston).
Join NAPTOSA on 12 May 2018 for another special schools conference. As we have limited space available, the conference is open only to educators (including therapists and psychologists) employed at special schools. We unfortunately cannot accommodate educators from full-service or ordinary schools.
We have applied for 4 Clinical CEUs (Level 1) for therapists, counsellors and psychologists attending the conference. All educators will acquire 5 CPTD points (SACE points) for attending the conference.
NAPTOSA INsight. April 2018
- Published: 10 April 2018 10 April 2018
APRIL 2018 EDITION OF NAPTOSA INSIGHT
Are you feeling stressed out, tired and looking forward to the next eleven days and being able to enjoy some good reading? We can assist! Click here for a copy of the latest edition of NAPTOSA INsight.
A few must-reads:
- From motivation to inspiration
- Education for democracy and peace
- The need for self-care (Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.)
- Why are the Dutch children the happiest kids in the world?
- Should we teach our children philosophy?
And a few laughs:
Maths teacher: If your father earns R20 000 a month and gives half to your mother, what will he have?
Susan: A heart attack, Miss.
Remember: the reading of NAPTOSA INsight is worth 5 CPTD points