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National Workers Union secures reinstatement of Knockalva bursar

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:41 AM
A section of the Knockalva Technical High School in Hanover.

A bursar who was dismissed in 2015 is to be reinstated after the education ministry stated that proper disciplinary procedures were not followed.

The National Workers Union (NWU) yesterday said in a release that the reinstatement of the bursar of the Knockalva Technical High School, in Hanover, was secured following its appeal to the ministry.

It says the ministry convened two hearings on May 26, 2016 and October 10, 2016. 

It says the ministry concluded that “the school erred in not following the proper disciplinary procedures/hearing and that the school breached the Education Regulation (1980), Section 57, Subsection 4 (a) and (b).”

The Education ministry has reportedly ruled that the bursar be reinstated with effect from March 1, 2017 and, that she be paid all outstanding emoluments since her dismissal on September 15, 2015.

The sum is to be paid by April 28, 2017.

General Secretary of the NWU, Granville Valentine says justice has been done and she can now move on with her life and career.

In addition he is calling for employers to familiarise themselves with the labour laws and treat their employees fairly.