Gov’t, SVGTU meet next week
EDITOR: The negotiating team of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) is scheduled to convene with a negotiating team of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, February 20, 2020, to initiate the first phase of discussions for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.This comes some 15 years after the last signed agreement between the two entities. It also comes a year after the Court of Appeal ruled in favour, and sanctioned compensation for the three teachers, namely: Mr. Elvis Daniel, Mr. Kenroy Johnson, and Mr. Addison ‘Bash’ Thomas; who were
forced to resign their jobs (in accordance with the relevant clause of the last collective agreement) to contest the 2015 National General Election.
The SVGTU eagerly awaits this meeting as the organization continues to champion the cause of the nation’s teachers, ensures accountability to all stakeholders in the education process, and advances the quality of education that is offered to our children.