BNTU Marched on the Final Leg of Rallies in Toledo

vlcsnap-2014-01-31-21h13m11s137The final leg of the BNTU’s nationwide rallies was hosted in the Toledo District today.

Teachers from the Punta Gorda and Toledo Rural branches congregated at the Toldeo Sports Complex and marched toward the Toledo Central Park for a morning of presentations from, BNTU Punta Gorda Branch President Hilton Garbutt and Toledo Rural Branch President Steven Cho and People’s National Party, Wil Maheia and National President Luke Palacio. In his address, Palacio updated his membership on yesterday’s meeting with the Prime Minister.

vlcsnap-2014-01-24-17h58m59s232President Palacio did not show up at the meeting, as he attended the Dangriga Rally.

However, present were 7 Union Leaders from the Belize National Teacher’s Union, the Public Service Union and the Association of Public Service Senior Managers.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a projection on revenue collection and a floor for vlcsnap-2014-01-23-19h10m11s31the salary adjustment – that is the minimum that Government can commit to.

According to Palacio, the PM indicated that a floor cannot be guaranteed and that the adjustment might be anywhere around 3.5%.

The respective unions will meet to review this latest information, after which, it will be presented to their membership as early as next week.


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