Union calls teachers to protest govt’s vaccination policy

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Entornointeligente.com / KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC):

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has accused the St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) of using students as a “battering ram” against his administration as the union called on its members to take industrial action from Tuesday.

The union had previously called on its members, vaccinated and unvaccinated, to attend physical and online classes on Monday and to stay away from the all face-to-face and online classes on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It also advised teachers to continue with all normal work on Thursday and to picket at the Vegetable Market in Kingstown and Union Island, and the administrative building in Canouan and Bequia on Friday.

“All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced at the picket line,” the union said, adding that “the SVGTU strongly advises all of its unvaccinated members to continue to report to work and to keep photographic records as evidence of your presence. If you are issued any formal communication concerning your employment status, submit a copy to the office of the SVGTU immediately.

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