JOHANNESBURG – Union to take the government to court over the reopening of schools. The Educators Union of South Africa is taking the government to court over the reopening of Schools.
The Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA) is taking the government to court.
The Union is trying to stop the government plans to reopen Grade 7 and 12 pupils next week.
The Educators Union stands for over 27 000 teachers in the country.
According to EUSA, Basic Minister Angie Motsheka and the department of Education misled the public.
The Union says the department misled the public on the supply of personal protective equipment and also the guarantee of the safety of teachers and the public.
Earlier, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that demands by teacher unions for personal protective equipment for their members are can be easily met.
“We are dealing with those processes and so any institutions that feels the safety of their sector or their members is at risk, we want to assure them that they are not at risk,” said Lesufi.
He says that it should be an easy thing to meet by the department of education and they expect teachers to show up at the place of work on Friday.