“Stress Break” For Teachers
President of the Grenada Union of Teachers, Mr Lydon Lewis, has instructed the members of the Union to take what he called a “stress” break.
This is in relation to the teachers still campaigning for a 25% increase in gratuity which was promised to them in a lead up to the 2018 general elections.
The Minister of Education, Hon. Emmalin Pierre has responded to the GUT’s call for “rest and reflection” by saying that there is no provision made for such an action in the collective agreement between government and teachers. The Minister also encouraged the teachers to keep the best interest of the nation’s children in mind.
President of the Grenada Union of Teachers said that it is up to the government whether teachers return to the classroom.
The teachers were promised a gratuity of 25% as part of election campaign promises but after winning all 15 seats in this year’s general election, the government is now putting forward a 2% increase, which the Union and its members are wholeheartedly rejecting.