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Teachers expected to boycott classes today

Teachers are expected to boycott classes today, as they intensify protests over salary negotiations

For a second straight week teachers are wearing red in protest of the negotiations taking place with Chief Personnel Officer, Stephanie Lewis

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association’s General Secretary, Peter Wilson, in a News Power Authority interview said he was confident teachers will heed the call to stay at home today for rest and relaxation

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There were conflicting reports last week Friday, after teachers stayed at home

TTUTA said 70 percent of teachers supported the move while the Education Ministry reported that 50 percent of the teachers stayed at home on the day.

TTUTA wants the C.P.O. to complete the external labour market survey and use it as part of the collective bargaining process before deciding on new salaries for teachers.

It contends it will not accept a five percent wage offer from the C.P.O.

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