BSTU: More teachers reporting attacks
MORE TEACHERS are reporting verbal and physical attacks to the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU).
This was revealed by BSTU president Mary Redman, who said although teachers had a right to work in a safe environment, more of them were being violated by students on the job.
She noted that teachers’ rights were outlined in several articles of legislation, including the Education Act and Public Services Act.
“Teachers’ rights are grounded in workers’ rights . . . . Those two bits of legislation refer to teachers’ rights more specifically but [teachers are] eligible to enjoy [other] rights like rights in the Constitution, for example, because teachers are citizens first.
“People do not understand the extent to which teachers are faced with conflict on a daily basis. . .” (LT)
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