Data provided by iNet BFA
Loading...
See More

Naptosa: Teachers will not benefit

Jun 20 2012 17:17 Sapa

Related Articles

E Cape seeks bailout to pay teachers

Satu's trust in pension money wanes

Laptop programme runs out of cash

SA teachers failing in maths

'Unions did not object to deductions'

Union spends big in KZN salary case

 

Johannesburg - Teachers will not benefit from a new pay offer by the state for public servants, teachers' union Naptosa said on Wednesday.

National Professional Teachers' Organisation of SA president Ezrah Ramasehla said the union had come to realise this "on closer analysis".

Naptosa welcomed an invitation to return to the bargaining table to find an amicable solution.

"(But) the statements made by (Public Service) Minister (Lindiwe Sisulu) need to be put into proper perspective," Ramasehla said.

Sisulu said on Tuesday that the government had offered civil servants a 9% raise, made up of a 6.5% salary rise and a 2.5% increase in benefits.

The government offer included the recognition of long service, an increase in night shift allowance, a cash bonus of 10% of an employee's salary on improvement of qualifications, and an increase in shop steward, family responsibility, and pre-natal leave.

It also offered an increase in the monthly housing allowance from R800 to R900 with the allowance to be converted into a subsidy towards a bond on the introduction of the government employees housing scheme, said Sisulu.

Ramasehla said the increase and the benefits would affect teachers differently.

The 6.5% salary increase was 0.6% above National Treasury's projected consumer price index of 5.9% for 2012/13. This meant the "real increase" was only 0.6%, he said.

The night shift allowance did not apply to teachers, so it did not form part of the increased wages.

"The cash bonus for improved qualifications will only come into effect in January 2013 and the cash bonus will be paid on successful completion of the studies, which may be in 2014 or even later," Ramasehla said.

He said there were also "no guarantees" on the increased housing allowance.

"Indications are that the allowance will be converted into a subsidy towards a bond once the housing scheme is implemented, and those employees who do not have a bond will forfeit their allowance."

naptosa  |  teachers  |  public servants
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

Small Business

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve.
 
 

How you get trapped by debt

Borrowing money is so quick, so easy - and so deadly, says Susan Erasmus.

 
 

Start saving...

Time the key for retirement saving
Dummy's guide to saving
Save money with affordable account
All about endowments

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...