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The National Teachers' Union (Natu) has advised its members to enjoy the school holidays and not "teach to make up for the time lost because of the strike".
Natu said its members will not participate in the Education Department's recovery plan if it does not include ways of recovering the money teachers lost because of the strike.
Natu's Allan Thompson said his union was forced to call off the strike and take the 7,5percent offer because other unions had capitulated.
He warned that the war over salary increases was not over.
"Our members will not hold the extra classes for free," Thompson said.
"The recovery plan should include how much our members will be paid for their time."
He said the teachers are not responsible for the time lost because of the strike.
"If the department is serious about making up for the time lost, they must be willing to pay."