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Stuart, BSTU meeting underway

Yvette Best

Stuart, BSTU meeting underway

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Talks with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the striking teachers from Alexandra School and their representative the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union are under way at Government Headquarters in Bay Street, St Michael.
At exactly 4 p.m. the teachers, BSTU president Mary Redman and other members of the executive and attorney Hal Gollop were invited up to the Cabinet Office.
It would be more than 20 minutes before Stuart, who arrived at 3:55p.m. entered the room for the closed door meeting.
The teachers had assembled at the unions’ headquarters all day for this meeting, which was originally scheduled for Ilaro Court to be convened.
After waiting for 12 weeks for a permanent resolution to portracted issues between them and principal Jeff Broomes, teachers were eager to hear what Stuart will bring to the table.
It was January 22 this year when Stuart announced to the country that the teachers had agreed to return to work as stage one of the process, and others would follow with “great dispatch”.
Full story in the MIDWEEK NATION