The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) says it will be taking steps to address a number of outstanding issues relating to what it has deemed the unjust -treatment of teachers and their conditions of work.

Oswald Robinson, President of the SVGTU, highlighted a number of issues affecting the union and its membership at a media briefing held at the Union’s headquarters at McKie’s Hill yesterday.

Mr. Robinson said the Union is concerned with breaches of the 2005 Collective Agreement, signed between the Union and the government, on the issue of salaries and other financial benefits.

He pointed to the numerous breaches of Article 26 of the Collective Agreement which deals with the promotion of Teachers.

The Teachers Union President also pointed out that since 2010, principals have not been paid the full quotas of their end of year allowance, and Special Need Teachers also have not been receiving their allowances as stipulated in the collective agreement.

Mr. Robinson said the SVG Teachers Union will be taking all necessary steps within the legal framework to have issues affecting its members properly addressed.

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