Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) president, Lynsley Doodhai, has called on teachers to attend a protest march on October 1.
The march, he said, is to show members’ dissatisfaction with the progress of salary negotiations.
Speaking at a media conference on Wednesday, Doodhai said the march will be held through the streets of Port-of-Spain.
He said TTUTA took a decision to protest as the Chief Personnel Officer had failed to commence negotiations for the bargaining period 2014 to 2017.
Doodhai said, “We are in the process of fulfilling all the requirements with respect to the march. We are calling on all our teachers to come out in their thousands on Tuesday October 1 so that we can send a clear message to the Chief Personnel Officer to commence negotiations with the association as soon as possible.”
Doodhai said TTUTA was advised that no instructions had been given to the CPO by the Government to begin negotiations.