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Teachers back in classroom today

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Teachers back in classroom today

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TEACHERS WILL RETURN to classes today to perform their stipulated duties.

But before anyone breathes a sigh of relief, president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd says they will work to rule, doing no more than they are strictly required to perform.

“I am saying that our school day starts at 8:45. If people are not thankful for the job we do outside of the school hours, then we work from 8:45 until three,” he said in a brief statement to the media following yesterday’s BUT meeting in Queen’s Park. gilbert-carmichael

Earlier in the day, BUT deputy general secretary Gilbert Carmichael (right) said that parenting was at an all-time low, while teaching was at an all-time high.

Shepherd said that teachers were now required to go beyond what their stipulated duties required.

Giving examples of parents who dropped children off at school nearly two hours before the stipulated time and picked them up long after school finished, the BUT leader said these parents would be on their own from today. (AD)

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