Broomes not talking to Press
One month after 30 strikers at the Alexandra School returned to work, principal Jeff Broomes is adamant that he will not be discussing his teachers or matters relating to his school with the Press or anyone outside of the Ministry of Education.
On January 4 this year teachers represented by the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) made good a threat to withdraw their services if Broomes was not separated from the school.
They remained off the job for close to three weeks and were joined on the picket line by the wider membership of the union.
Following two lengthy meetings with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the teachers agreed to end the strike and returned to work on January 25.
Stuart intervened after Minister of Education Ronald Jones could not find a resolution to the issues at the school, which saw the teachers taking industrial action for three consecutive years starting in January 2010.
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