Workers in twelve major centres around the country marched for decent and improved working conditions.
Sadtu says there is a shortage of more than 2,000 teachers in KwaZulu-Natal.
The department of basic education in the Eastern Cape and nationally claims that Covid vaccination programme in the sector is going well.
While some schools in the Eastern Cape may have sufficient teachers, they may not have a library or laboratory – like Gcinubuzwe Combined School in Jansenville.
Reports by Sadtu regions in the EC add to concerns raised by members of parliament over the state of readiness of schools to re-open in the province.
Two education stakeholders say they are not opposed to the introduction of classroom assistants that would facilitate lesson plans for teachers that need to be working from home due to covid-19 vulnerability.
A covid-19 cluster outbreak in a school in Mount Frere causes panic in the Eastern Cape and teachers union calls for schools to be shut down in the province.
SADTU says it is still doing its own research on the proposed GET certificate.
SADTU and SATAWU have vowed to make submissions against the essentialisation of education and public transport sector
The Portfolio on Committee on Higher Education and Training visited four institutions of higher learning this week to assess their readiness for 2018 academic year.
In a province that always lags behind in matric results every year, the Eastern Cape Education Department held an awards ceremony at the Osner Hotel, East London on Thursday to recognise innovation and excellence in teaching.