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Let good sense prevail

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2010 | 4:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

I would like to pose a question to your readers, especially those public-sector workers who have been pressing for their retroactive money.

Have you ever promised something to someone and had every good intention in the world but just were not able to fulfil that promise? You see, I am sure that at least once in our lives, each of us has made a promise of some sort to a person but circumstances over which we had no control prevented us from fulfilling that promise.

The most recent twist to the wage dispute with the Government is that the teachers have implemented a work-to-rule protest as of Monday, April 26. The questions I want to ask the JTA president are these: What is more important at this time, the money, that when we get it we spend it and still need more, or investing in our children and making sure that we don't have another gunman or menace in the society? What are our priorities?

It is now time for CXC. How is it going to affect the Government when we take industrial action at this time?

We are the educators of the country, we are supposed to be smarter. Let's prove ourselves as such and let good sense prevail!

I am, etc.,

F. THOMPSON

Frankfield, Clarendon