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Thwaites begs teachers to remain patient as wage negotiations continue

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 1:03 PM
Ronald Thwaites

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is appealing to public sector teachers to be patient as they continue their wage negotiations with the government.

Public School teachers are at this hour continuing their protest in the demand for an improved wage offer from the Government.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that since this morning, teachers at Hayes Primary and Junior High and Clarendon College in Clarendon; Cornwall College in St James and Buff Bay High in Portland have been demonstrating.

This follows similar reports at three schools yesterday.

Speaking to The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre earlier, the Education Minister said he had not received any reports of protest action today.

However, he says he received one report yesterday.

The Education Minister, says he understands the discomfort being felt by public sector teachers currently.

However, Thwaites says teachers must remember their duty to the nation’s children.


Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites

With just over four weeks remaining before the summer holidays, Thwaites says there will be serious disruptions if public sector teachers stay away from classrooms.

However, he says if there are disruptions, the ministry will try to ensure that instruction is continued.