Tuesday, April 23, 2024

BUT battle


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FORMER PRESIDENT Pedro Shepherd is back in the race to lead the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT).

But he will have to stave off two opponents come election day April 12 – the incumbent Sean Spencer, and newcomer Nathaniel Boyce.

Shepherd, who led the BUT for seven straight years before losing to Spencer last year, told the NATION teachers had asked him to represent them again.

He said putting teachers first was uppermost in his mind after hearing complaints about the dearth in proper representation during the last year, and he was “here to see if I can resuscitate the union”.

Shepherd said there had been too many complaints from members regarding his “voicelessness”, leading to “a void in the leadership of the union” and in communication with membership as well as the public.

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