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GTU rubbishes Education Ministry’s claims of retribution against non-striking teachers; criticises some branch executives for boycott

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(Demerara Waves) The Guyana Teachers’ Union is rejecting claims by the Ministry of Education that scholarships or concessions for educators will be in jeopardy if they refuse to join in protests against the COVID measures.

A number of teachers last week protested outside the Ministry of Education for three days against the need for teachers to be vaccinated or present weekly PCR tests. The union is also demanding that the Education Ministry settles all outstanding financial matters before the teachers return to the classrooms.

The Ministry of Education has since accused the GTU executive of threatening teachers that their scholarships and promise of duty-free concessions will be in jeopardy if they do not participate in the strike.

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