Sunday, July 1, 2007


Pupils 'being held to ransom' in wage dispute
Julien Neaves

PROTESTING teachers yesterday came in for harsh criticism from President George Maxwell Richards, who described teacher absenteeism as a form of child abuse and "holding pupils to ransom".

"While I have no doubt that teachers' needs must not be ignored, I find it difficult to accept that children must be held to ransom in the debate or, struggles if you will, between teachers and the establishment," Richards said.

Richards was referring to the large percentage of primary and secondary school teachers who stayed away from classes on June 20 and 25, as they supported the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association's (TTUTA) call for days of "rest and reflection".

The two days were TTUTA's way of protesting the slow pace of negotiations with Government for a new collective agreement for teachers for the period 2005-2008.

Why Max doh haul he stinking mudder cont. What is he now a politician? Is it that the Presidency is now sinking into the political arena.

The fucking teachers fighting for better salaries asshole.. The Ministry of Education is run by ah domestic fockin engineer. She could only wash wares and iron fockin clothes. The fockin schools is run like ah focking maternity ward in Never Dirty, spilling out lil robbing nigglets on fockin Guardian paper. What d fock u expect?

Why the fuck Max doh study how he suspend ah sitting fockin CJ and aint set the mudder cont tribunal and it take ah letter from a lil coolie gyul up in South to get yuh mudder cont busy.

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