Teachers want salary hike - boycott likely if CPO fails to settle

The 2019 new aca­d­e­m­ic school term may see teach­ers boy­cotting class­es if the Chief Per­son­nel Of­fi­cer (CPO) fails to ar­rive at a rea­son­able salary ne­go­ti­a­tion with the T&T Uni­fied Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (TTUTA).

The warn­ing came yes­ter­day from pres­i­dent of TTUTA Lyns­ley Doo­d­hai, as pri­ma­ry and sec­ondary schools get set to open its doors next Mon­day.

On Fri­day the CPO will meet with TTUTA to dis­cuss salary ne­go­ti­a­tions for its 15,000 teach­ers.

Of this fig­ure, TTUTA rep­re­sents 11,500 teach­ers.

Malick teacher gets early Christmas gift

The prin­ci­pal and staff of the Mal­ick Sec­ondary School have gone an ex­tra mile in this sea­son of car­ing and giv­ing for on teacher at the in­sti­tu­tion.

Natasha Lewis a teacher at the school, was born with cere­bral pal­sy and us­es a wheel­chair. As a re­sult, she is un­able to prop­er­ly ac­cess some of the fa­cil­i­ties on the school com­pound.

No salaries for school cleaners

Hundreds of school cleaners from denominational schools are still waiting for three months of their salaries so that they could enjoy the Christmas season.

Maxi drivers to get money

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the salaries owed to school maxi taxi drivers have already been processed and he was hoping that they will be paid before Christmas.

No pay for school maxi drivers

School maxi taxi drivers are finding it difficult to make ends meet this Christmas as they have not received their salaries for the past term.

Association of Maxi Taxi School Transport Concessionaires president Rodney Ramlogan said their last salary was in July.