Redman: Ministry written on no-show
The Ministry of Education knew for several days that the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) would not be attending a meeting with Jeff Broomes and his representatives.
That is the word from president Mary Redman, who stayed away from yesterday’s meeting for all disputants in the Alexandra School impasse with a four-member committee chaired by Minister of Education Ronald Jones.
Other members of the committee set up by the Prime Minister to resolve the dispute are Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and Parliamentary Secretary Harry Husbands.
Redman told the Press the union had communicated its intentions to the Ministry in a letter dated January 16, and that it was reiterated in another set of correspondence after the invitation for yesterday’s meeting was received on January 17. That letter also sought clarification on an ambiguity.
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