The Ministry of Education said, on Monday, that “regular school activities will continue as usual” on Tuesday (today) — when teachers and other public sector workers are expected to strike.
“You are therefore advised to take your children to school as you would normally do so as to have their education continue,” Chief Education Officer, Lou-Ann Gilchrist said in a press release.
President of the Teachers’ Union Oswald Robinson, told I-Witness News on Sunday that his union, along with the Public Service Union (PSU) will go ahead with the strike, as planned.
“We are calling on our members to take heed. To parents, we have already issued a press release. Keep your children at home,” Robinson told I-Witness News.
“The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union is withdrawing the services of its members,” he said.
But Gilchrist said teachers are implored “to fulfill their obligations to the nation’s youth by attending school and continuing normal instructional and supervisory activities.
“The Ministry of Education thanks all parties concerned for their cooperation as we forge ahead in the interest of all,” Gilchrist said.