Tuesday, April 16, 2024

BUT rules out protests over job fills

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THERE WILL NO DISRUPTION to next week’s start of the new school year by the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT).

It appears that the contents of what president Pedro Shepherd termed the “end of summer giveaways”, which were announced by Minister of Education Ronald Jones last week, have put a temporary stay on any planned protest.

A few weeks ago, Shepherd hinted at some form of protest if temporary teachers who applied for appointments since December 2013, were not handed letters by the beginning of September when school resumes for teachers.

Last Friday’s announcement by Jones that 416 primary school teachers would soon be appointed has forced a shift in plans. Shepherd told the DAILY NATION yesterday that while the union was “happy” that the appointments were coming, it would nevertheless continue to be vigilant.

“The BUT hopes that all of the 416 successful applicants there are none who has not merited a place ahead of another colleague by virtue of length of service, professional training and academic qualifications, in that order,” he stated.

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

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