Sunday, April 14, 2024

Teachers on the streets

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In just under 90 minutes the 30-plus teachers and more than 200 others from other secondary schools took their grievances to the public and the office of chief personnel officer Gail Atkins.
They marched from the union’s headquarters at 8th Avenue Belleville, St Michael along Pine Road and on to Atkins’ offices at the corner of Culloden Road and Collymore Rock.
Teachers picketed at the front of the office on Culloden Road with their placards, where they were addressed by Barbados Secondary Teachers Union president Mary Redman and former general secretary Patrick Frost.
They circled the building three times before assembling at the front to sing songs to the beat of a cymbal and rhythmic handclapping.
The party left the offices around 11:20 and marched along the same route back to the BSTU. 
Teachers at Alexandra School have been involved in industrial action for seven straight days now.
yvettebest@nationnews.com

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