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Test of patience: teachers twiddle thumbs as they ‘lie and rot’ at home

Educators who have applied to work from home are left idle and frustrated by delays and red tape

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Many teachers who are meant to be working from home because of age or comorbidities are twiddling thumbs because schools have not asked them to perform any teaching duties.

These include teachers aged 60 and over, as well as those who applied for the concession to work from home but are still awaiting the outcome.

Revelations of frustrated educators idling at home come in the wake of recently published guidelines by the department of basic education outlining how they should work from home...

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