Teachers Fuming Over Govt’s ‘Arrogance’, says Principal’s Association

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The Jamaica Association of Principals and Vice-Principals says the teachers are more upset about what it calls the ‘arrogance’ of the government than the wage offer itself.

Vice President of the Jamaica Association of Principals and Vice Principals, Linvern Wright, says all the teachers want is respect.

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He says several schools were impacted by the industrial action taken by public school teachers on Monday.

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In the meantime a parent, James, says even though he was affected by the action of the teachers on Monday, he supports their move. He’s urging the teachers to maintain the industrial action for much longer.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.