All indications are the teachers’ union strike will continue into its eighth day tomorrow, Thursday. But there is some news tonight regarding the resumption of discussions between leaders of the Belize National Teachers Union and the Prime Minister.
A notice released by the Office of the Prime Minister indicates that the BNTU has accepted his offer to meet tomorrow afternoon in Belize City.
The notice states [quote] “it is the hope of the Government that the meeting will be fruitful and yield results that will see an end to the teachers’ strike” [end quote]. The BNTU has made no official declaration of the meeting, however.
While the meeting is seen as a positive step for the Government, it is also a win for the BNTU. Last week the Prime Minister wrote the BNTU indicating that it would be taking up matters of good governance issues strictly with the National Trade Union Congress of Belize. The Prime Minister ended up having a change of heart, following protests by the BNTU.
We hope to bring the result of Thursday’s meeting between the BNTU and the Prime Minister in tomorrow’s newscast.
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