Teachers Continue Third Day Of Protests Over Government’s Wage Offer, Causing Disruption In Some Schools

Several teachers across the island are currently engaged in industrial action due to what they perceive as inadequate salaries offered by the Government’s new compensation scheme.

They have rejected the wage offer and are demanding a pay increase. The educators have been protesting for three days, causing disruption in schools in Westmoreland, Manchester, and St. Ann.

To show their discontentment, teachers have been dressing in black and staging sit-ins or demonstrations.

Some teachers have also called in sick. At Mannings School in Westmoreland, teachers have been staging an all-day sit-in for the third day in a row.

  

However, one teacher at the institution suggested that the protests should have been delayed until after the Delegates Conference in Kingston, where teaching delegates are expected to decide if the compensation package will be accepted.

Meanwhile, protests at Manchester High School, Belair High, and Mandeville Primary and Junior High have resulted in disrupted classes.

Howard Salmon, the Principal of Mandeville Primary and Junior High, reported that the majority of teachers did not attend work.

And teachers at Belair High claim that they need better salaries as they cannot afford basic necessities.

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