For a second straight week today teachers are wearing red as they show their dissatisfaction with the state of negotiations with Chief Personnel Officer, Stephanie Lewis, for better salaries.
The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association said seventy percent of teachers supported last Friday’s call to stay away from classes to rest and relax.
However, the Education Ministry reported fifty percent absenteeism of teachers 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.
General Secretary of the union, Peter Wilson, in a News Power Authority interview this afternoon said teachers are rallying behind their union in this serious matter.
He expressed confidence they will support a second day for rest and relaxation tomorrow.
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General Secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association, Peter Wilson