by Curlan Campbell, NOW Grenada
- Student protest for teachers to return to the classrooms
- Union said teachers to return to work on Friday
Further to yesterday’s announcement from President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis that teachers will return to the classroom on Friday, 23 November, students from various schools have today marched in protest.
Earlier today, Minister for Education Emmalin Pierre issued a statement saying, “Political activists, claiming to act on behalf of the unions, are seeking to influence students in many schools to participate in a series of protest actions conceivably in support of striking teachers.”
Students say their action to protest is not politically motivated but motivated by the need for teachers to return to the classroom.
This is the third week of protest as public sector unions including Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union (GTAWU) and the Grenada Public Workers Union (PWU) joined forces to protest against government’s 2% gratuity offer.
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