Teachers taking action Monday

Mary Redman

Scores of teachers are expected to attend the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union meeting on Monday afternoon.

President Mary Redman told Barbados TODAY that letters had been sent to the Ministry of Education and schools informing them about the meeting which is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Barbados Workers’ Union headquarters.

She also disclosed that letters had been sent to the permanent secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service and the chief labour officer apprising them of what had transpired and about the BSTU’s need to have a meeting.

This afternoon, executive members of the trade union held a series of meetings with teachers at Coleridge and Parry, Alleyne School, Christ Church Foundation, Deighton Griffith, The Lodge, Queen’s College, and Combermere School.

Redman said those meetings went well.

Teachers will have the chance to have their questions on the transfer issue answered, seek clarification on anything, and discuss the possible courses of action available to the trade union. They will also be asked to decide the way forward. (DS)

2 Responses to Teachers taking action Monday

  1. phillo January 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Another day that these children will not be taught, my daughter goes to Alexandra she has cxc in may so far the teachers that were replaced have done nothing by her account and others in her class, the English teacher is nowhere near to how Mr let was, she is doing French the teacher that was taken away was teaching both French and Spanish the replaced teacher told her he only teach Spanish, my daughter is doing technical drawing she is the only female in that class and her old teacher said she was doing really well and holding her own with the guys, the new teacher she tells me is hard of hearing and told the class he does teach technical drawing only engineering, the social studies teacher that was replace said she only teach geography, all these challenges my daughter has to face and has exams in may, if these children does not come out with the required grades they will get the blame along with the parents, this thing at Alexandra did not now start its been going on for years, a lot of teaching time lost for these children everyone is just thinking about themselves, this move should have been made in September when all these exams would have been over and the teachers would have seen these children through exams. When will this madness end.

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  2. phillo January 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Another day that these children will not be taught, my daughter goes to Alexandra she has CXC in may so far the teachers that were replaced have done nothing by her account and others in her class, the English teacher is nowhere near to how Mr let was. The French the teacher that was taken away was teaching both French and Spanish the replaced teacher told her he only teach Spanish, my daughter is doing technical drawing she is the only female in that class and her old teacher said she was doing really well and holding her own with the guys, the new teacher she tells me is hard of hearing and told the class he does NOT teach technical drawing only engineering, the social studies teacher that was replace said she only teach geography, all these challenges my daughter has to face and has exams in May. If these children do not come out with the required grades they will get the blame along with the parents, this thing at Alexandra did not now start its been going on for years, a lot of teaching time lost for these children everyone is just thinking about themselves, this move should have been made in September when all these exams would have been over and the teachers would have seen these children through exams. When will this madness end.

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