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BUT to take side next week


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BUT to take side next week

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THE BARBADOS Union of Teachers (BUT) will make it known next week in which corner it stands in the ongoing battle between the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and principal of the Alexandra School, Jeff Broomes.
So far the union, which represents a minority of the teachers at the St Peter institution, has been silent on the issue.
This is even as the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS), the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), and more recently the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), have put their cards on the table.
However, in a brief telephone interview with the WEEKEND NATION yesterday, BUT president Karen Best said her union was “waiting for the process to be gone through” and was about to convene a meeting with stewards with a view to taking a position in the matter.
“I’m trying to figure out where we are, and next week we are going to meet with our stewards . . . .
So we will be making a statement on this matter next week,” she said.
While the BSTU is the bargaining agent for the majority of teachers at the older secondary schools – Harrison College, Queen’s College, Combermere School, The St Michael School, The Lodge School, the Alleyne School,
The Alexandra School, Coleridge & Parry School and Christ Church Foundation School – the vast majority of the membership at the other secondary educational institutions are represented by the BUT.
So far, the BSTU has the support of the BWU in its fight to have Broomes removed from the school.
The principal, on the other hand, is backed by the NUPW and BAPPSS.

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