Gauteng Province - RSA - Educator and/or General School Assistant petition

Gauteng Province - RSA - Educator and/or General School Assistant petition

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Moeketsi Moahloli started this petition to Gauteng department of education

Gauteng Youth across the province heeded the call of the country and the province to join the fight against COVID - 19, starting from last year till date (2020 - 2021.) Their presence at the province' public schools, eased the frustration for learners parents and teachers. The pandemic is with us and is evident that it will be around for quite a while. The assistants presence is vital to the last day of extinction of this pandemic!

One of the main reason for the existence of "Youth Brigade & PYEI project" was to decrease the economic burden, particularly for RSA youth. Indeed it has. On the same breath the nature/type of the contract brings unnecessary stress. This petition is to demand changes of the contract and voice the frustration of both the parents and teachers.

Contract nature/type

  1. The current Gauteng Province assistants demands that the contract to be at least 1 year fixed contract from May 2021.
  2. All outstanding stipends payments to be made with an immediate effect. Demanding stipend increase by 20%.
  3. No replacement of current assistants.
  4. Transport claims if requested to perform duties outside/distant from school, though for the school.

Parents and teachers frustration

The parents, from the schools we're placed respectively, voiced almost same sentiments, i.e. without sanitizing, scanning temperature and screening, they have no trust that their kids are safe from the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Teachers, from the school we're placed respectively, also voiced the same sentiments, i.e. since the stress of managing learners to social distance, wash hands with soap regularly, sanitizing hands and still grab what is taught in class, during lessons, is their responsibility, the presence of the assistants have made all this duties very manageable.

Their frustration is that, the end of this project will result in disastrous and very unhealthy environment for teaching and learning.

Conclusion

We (Parents, Teachers and Assistants,) recommend that the Gauteng Department of Education to change the nature of the contract and take frustration of parents and teachers into consideration.

Your (parents, teachers, assistants and learners) signature to this petition will ensure this matters are resolved.

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