Teachers end work to rule – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

Teachers end work to rule

The Bermuda Union of Teachers voted yesterday to abandon a work to rule for the start of the new school term.

The breakthrough came after a significant development in negotiations over terms and conditions with the education department.

The union said it had made headway on scale posts, one of three sticking points that were raised by teachers before the summer vacation.

Scale posts are speciality subjects some teachers deliver in addition to their normal teaching duties. The union was able to negotiate with the Commissioner of Education and education department personnel to reach an agreement.

As part of the agreement, there will be reduced responsibilities for teachers holding scale posts under a new job description.

The other two issues — the workload of deputy principals at the primary level, and a change in the foreword to the collective bargaining agreement to include “modern and relevant” learning — are expected to be settled in the next few weeks.

Shannon James, president of the Bermuda Union of Teachers (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published September 01, 2017 at 12:09 pm (Updated September 02, 2017 at 1:43 am)

Teachers end work to rule

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon