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BUT members on work-to-rule


ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

BUT members on work-to-rule

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TEACHERS WILL BE back at school tomorrow, but with a caveat.

They will only be performing their official duties.

This revelation came today from president of the Barbados Union of Teachers Pedro Shepherd as he spoke to hundreds of teachers at Queen’s Park in The City.

He also moved to declare “war” on the Ministry of Education, stating that the union would be writing to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart asking him to intervene in the situation.

Discussing a plethora of issues facing the country’s teachers, Shepherd advised the teachers to stay strong in the face of the ministry’s “scare tactics”.

He was referring to a letter sent to principals requesting the names of teachers who attended last Friday’s meeting at the union’s headquarters.  

Shepherd challenged the notion that the ministry would dock the pay of teachers who had attended the union’s meetings, threatening legal action if this occurred. (AD)

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