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BUT: It’s War!

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

BUT: It’s War!

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TEACHERS HAVE DECLARED WAR on the Ministry of Education as their union ups the ante in the ongoing dispute.

President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd made the declaration yesterday in Queen’s Park while revealing that his next move was to write Prime Minister Freundel Stuart seeking his intervention.

“It is now BUT versus the ministry. The battle has to be declared. We declare war on the ministry and we are going to continue our meetings,” Shepherd told hundreds of teachers gathered a few metres across from the ministry’s headquarters.

Teachers will return to the classroom this morning after yesterday’s minor disruption of schools, mainly at St Matthew’s, St Mary’s, Luther Thorne, St Christopher’s and The Lester Vaughan. (AD)

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