Deductions: teachers striking for more will get less

2010-08-24 00:00

TEACHERS who have joined the strike can expect their salaries to be docked as early as September 15. And unlike in 2007, the deductions will not be done in instalments.

Basic Education spokesperson Granville Whittle said teachers will have their salaries docked for every day they missed work, and this will be determined by monitoring teams and non-striking principals’ reports, not by signatures in registers.

While the 2007 dockings were deducted over a period based on the number of days each employee did not work, Whittle said one deduction will be effected next month.

Teachers who claim intimidation kept them away must have reported this to the principal, the circuit manager or district manager.

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