UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

IMMINENT EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SERVICE STRIKE

STATEMENT ISSUED BY PROF LM MBADI, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR EDUCATION

The threatening strike in the Public Service, lead by strikers in the Education sector poses a serious threat to year-end, especially matric, examination result.

The timing of this strike so shortly before the exams means that SADTU is  holding learners and parents hostage, in their dispute with government. This is an unacceptable situation. Government and the Public Service unions must resolve their differences at bargaining councils and not unleash untold damage to the future of thousands of scholars and matric students.

Enquiries:
Prof LM Mbadi, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Education

Cape Town
02 October 2001