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SNAT successfully takes Private School to court for employing teachers on contracts, Judge Lungile Msimango declares variation unlawful.

Friday, 20th October, 2023

MBABANE: Honorable Judge Lungile Msimango of the Industrial Court has declared the variation of Gugu Sibiya and Philile Nkambule’s contracts by Excelsiors Pre and Primary School unlawful.
The two(2)teachers who are members of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) were assisted by the union to take the Private School to court alleging that, they were employed permanently, however, the Private School subsequently converted  their employment to fixed term contracts of employment. 
“Taking into the circumstances of the matter the court accordingly makes the following order:The unilateral variation of the Applicants contracts of employment by the Respondent is declared unlawful and an unfair labour practice, hence it is hereby set aside”, reads the judgement in part delivered this week by Judge Msimango.
Reached for comments, Lot Vilakati, the SNAT Secretary General says, as a union, they welcome the judgment by the Industrial Court.
“As SNAT we welcome the judgement, as it resonate well with us even in contract teachers in public schools”, said the SNAT Secretary General.
The teachers union provided the teachers with lawyers to take the Private School to court.
SNAT successfully takes Private School to court for employing teachers on contracts, Judge Lungile Msimango declares variation unlawful.
SNAT Secretary General Lot Vilakati.