Teachers take to the streets again, this time in South

Ten days af­ter they staged a peace­ful protest in Port-of-Spain, the Trinidad and To­ba­go Uni­fied Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (TTUTA) is again call­ing on teach­ers to come out in their num­bers on No­vem­ber 5, to demon­strate in San Fer­nan­do.

The unan­i­mous vote was tak­en dur­ing an emer­gency meet­ing of TTUTA’s Gen­er­al Coun­cil last evening.

The meet­ing was held eight days af­ter hun­dreds of teach­ers heed­ed the call by TTUTA to march through the streets of the cap­i­tal city to protest stalled wage ne­go­ti­a­tions.

For teach­ers not want­i­ng to par­tic­i­pate in the march, TTUTA Pres­i­dent Lyns­ley Doo­d­hai ad­vised them to use the day to rest and re­flect.

Mean­while, teach­ers across the na­tion will re­main away from class­es to­mor­row as TTUTA hosts its’ an­nu­al na­tion­al con­ven­tion.

Doo­d­hai con­firmed con­ven­tions would be held in all eight ed­u­ca­tion­al dis­tricts.

The theme for this year – Young Teach­ers: The Fu­ture of the Pro­fes­sion is the same as that for World Teach­ers’ Day which was cel­e­brat­ed on Oc­to­ber 5.

Among the top­ics to be dis­cussed will be the chal­lenges be­ing faced by per­sons en­ter­ing the pro­fes­sion and the re­mu­ner­a­tion be­ing of­fered.