World Teachers' Day - Celebrating our teachers

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated the world over on 5th October to honour and appreciate teachers for their valuable contribution to societal growth and transformation.

This year’s UNESCO theme is, “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession”. A reminder that teaching should reclaim its rightful place as a revered vocation, one that attracts young students who are eager to transform education with new ideas and invigorated passion.

We celebrate and salute all teachers today...

Media Release – Sexual Misconduct Reports

The Education Labour Relations Council is aware of the media reports on the suspension of two educators, one in the Eastern Cape from Khoto Primary School and the other from Tongaat Secondary School in KwaZulu-Natal, based on alleged sexual misconduct.

As stipulated in Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, the matters will be dealt with in the ELRC through an arbitration process (Inquiry by the Arbitrator), once the Department has concluded its internal processes.


Media Release - Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2014

The Education Labour Relations Council has accomplished a major feat for the public education system and educators in particular, through the finalisation of Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2014: Quality Management System (QMS) for School-Based educators.

The Agreement not only gives effect to the mandate of the Council to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, but also seeks to fulfil the vision of the National Development Plan on accountability within the system...

ELRC heralds an era of revolutionised dispute management services

The ELRC is making its mark as the first bargaining council in the public sector in South Africa to introduce a digitised dispute referral system, specifically designed for teachers in the public education sector.

In fulfilling its mandate to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, the Council has streamlined the process of referring disputes, eliminating the manual process to ensure efficiency and ensuring that disputes are resolved in the shortest space of time....

ELRC applauds SADTU KZN for its firm stance

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) appreciates the sentiments expressed by the Chairperson of SADTU KZN, Phumlani Duma, who vehemently opposed relationships between teachers and their pupils, as reported in the Daily Sun on 28th June 2019.

Duma warned members that the union would not tolerate members having affairs with pupils and encouraged SADTU members to honour their responsibility to look after the children entrusted to them by parents.

The stance taken by...


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