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Most teachers want retro month end

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM


It would appear that Georgia Waugh Richards is being wrongly advised, as her stance does not reflect the majority of public-sector teachers. Just take a look at the number of teachers who actually participated in the sick-out.

While we teachers are uncomfortable with the current wage package, we are not against being paid the retroactive sum at the end of March, especially in light of the fact that if the retroactive money is not paid over now, we will not receive it until 2019-2020 financial year. We need our retro at the end of the month and whatever increases are agreed upon at a later date may be given to us soon after.

I speak on behalf of the 62-member teaching staff at a high school in southern Clarendon, as well as the majority of public-sector teachers across the island.

If Mrs Waugh Richards refuses our retro, there may be serious repercussions for the teachers.