BUT checking protest plan
THE MINISTRY OF Education is “challenging” the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), but the executive does not appear to be catching at the bait, just yet.
Speaking to whether protest action, which was hinted at almost a month ago, will come to fruition, president Pedro Shepherd said yesterday that the union is “re-evaluating our position” so as not to “pre-empt anything”.
“I know the minister (Ronald Jones) did say sometime this week that the union can take the matter to court, and I’m not sure why he would want it to go that route because I remember the end of June he had indicated the matter was now a legal matter before the solicitor general, to get an opinion.
“I would think that by now the opinion would be back from the solicitor general and we would be hearing from the minister or the ministry what is the position . . . . But if it has to go to court I guess at some time in the future we will speak to that,” Shepherd stated. (YB)
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