QC to BSTU: Step back
AN ATTORNEY is advising the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) to take a step back from industrial action and rethink its demand that principal Jeff Broomes be separated from The Alexandra School.
“I want to make it clear to the teachers that there are certain things you may request that may not be possible as a matter of law,” said Cecil McCarthy, a Queen’s Counsel with more than 20 years’ legal experience.
“They have said they want the separation of the principal. What if that is legally impossible? What next?”
He gave the legal opinion yesterday at an Alexandra Parent-Teacher Association meeting, called in response to ongoing strike action by the St Peter school teachers, who are adamant that the principal must go.
The industrial stalemate has also triggered an announcement by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of a commission of inquiry into the matter.
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