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BUT hits back

JOHN SEALY, [email protected]

BUT hits back

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THE BARBADOS UNION OF TEACHERS (BUT) has obtained legal advice on a letter from the Ministry of Education stating it intends to dock the pay of teachers who attended union sanctioned meetings on April 29 and May 4 this year.

And BUT president Pedro Shepherd is calling for an immediate withdrawal of the letter.

In a hurriedly called Press conference at the union’s Merryhill, Welches, St Michael headquarters yesterday, Shepherd, flanked by executive members, told the media that based on legal advice, they were satisfied the ministry did not have a leg on which to stand when it came to docking teachers’ pay.

He acknowledged that the legal opinion did not come from the courts, but they were quite willing to pursue the matter up to Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados and the Social Partnership to have it addressed.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.