TTUTA’s General Secretary, Peter Wilson, tells News Power Now, that this is due to the fact that teachers, to date, have not been paid a settlement of arrears for the period October 2008 to February 2013, arising out of a new salary agreement.
Wilson explains, after two years and ten months, the union signed a salary settlement agreement for all teachers with the Chief Personnel Officer, CPO, and they were assured that all systems were in place for the payment of the new salaries from March 2013, and at the end of June 2013.
He said the decision to intensify action this week was taken at an emergency meeting held by the union’s General Council.
Mr Wilson meantime assured, that teachers will not take any action that may jeopardize the education system. But he made it clear that there were times when even teachers had a right to air their frustration.