Teacher assistants in PE protest over non-payment since December

Teacher assistants, who claim they have not been paid since December, picket outside the education department offices in Port Elizabeth on Monday
Teacher assistants, who claim they have not been paid since December, picket outside the education department offices in Port Elizabeth on Monday
Image: EUGENE COETZEE

Dozens of teacher assistants protested outside the education department in Port Elizabeth on Monday, claiming they are yet to see a cent due to them since the commencement of their contracts in December.

The department conceded the project which aimed to employ 300,000 youths as general and teacher assistants across the county to help mitigate the financial pressure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic had “hit a snag”, causing a delay in payments.

However, the department said the situation should be remedied during the course of the week.

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