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28 March 2017 08:10 (South Africa)

Teachers threaten to go on strike, maybe

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The SA Democratic Teachers Union has said the majority of its members are unhappy with the government's offer of a 6.5% wage increase (plus a R500 housing allowance) and that most of them want to go on strike. The teachers are demanding a 8.6% increase and a R1,000 housing allowance. The union says the consultation process will continue until Wednesday, and that a strike could happen the week after next.  Read more: Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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