THE EDITOR: The warning from TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai to the Education Ministry that teachers may not report for duty at the start of the school term in September unless the Chief Personnel Officer begins negotiations with TTUTA is plain irresponsible. To also say this with the country going through really hard times is just not right.
If teachers were to take this kind of action there would be a major disruption of normal school operations which would not help our students because they would be denied a proper education.
I still remember when teachers took industrial action in the early 1980s, negatively affecting many students and resulting in them not passing their examinations due to the absence of their teachers in school.
Many students also left school way before classes were due to end. Some of those students found themselves getting into all kinds of trouble.
So as a concerned parent I am calling on the teachers to ignore the TTUTA president and report for school in September for the sake of our children’s future.
, Diego Martin