South African teacher unions have increasingly been criticised for the declining state of the country's education system and the poor quality of education in the public schools, especially in the previously disadvantaged communities. Some have even suggested that teaching be declared an essential service. This book explores the views and experiences of school-based stake-holder groups on school-based unionism as a way of demystifying teacher unions roles at schools. The book should also shed some light on how other stake-holder groups relate to union learders at school level and how this relationships impact on the quality of teaching and learning. The book also explores the impact of union activities at schools on teaching and learning.This book must also help policy makers design policies that will clearly regulate the relationship between various stake holder groups at schools including unions.