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JTA wants urgent attention on backlog of cases at Teachers' Appeal Tribunal

Published:Monday | January 26, 2015 | 10:09 AM

The JTA says the Education Ministry needs to act urgently to clear the backlog of cases to be heard by the Teachers' Appeal Tribunal.

The tribunal is a unit of the Education Ministry that generally hears cases brought by teachers challenging their dismissals or other disciplinary actions taken against them.

The JTA president Doran Dixon is complaining that the union has not been given hearing dates for at least 17 of its cases, some of which have been pending for more than a year.

Dixon made the call while providing an update on Dr Dalton Shaw's decision to appeal his dismissal last year as principal of Morant Bay High school in St Thomas.

The school board fired him after investigating complaints from teachers into his performance.


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