Teachers protest in San Fernando today

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 07:15

Scores of teachers are promising to take to the streets of this afternoon in protest of salary negotiations, this time in San Fernando.

The teachers were expected to assemble at the Harris Promenade by noon.

In October, hundreds of teachers deserted classes to express their dissatisfaction over the Chief Personnel Officer's failure to begin salary negotiations for the period 2014 to 2017. That protest took place in Port of Spain.

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) says it is fed up of the disrespect meted out to the association's membership.

Today’s protest action is taking place one day after the newly elected executive, under the leadership of Antonia De Freitas, were officially sworn into office.

The new president has called for teachers to be more aware of the union's operations.

She said TTUTA is at a point where the organisation needs to grow and move from mass membership to mass participation.

She says the mission of the new executive members is to ensure they connect with TTUTA members."



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