The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association in gearing up for protest action both today and tomorrow.
All laptops, tablets and cell phones used to conduct online classes daily will today remain off and disconnected as thousands of pre-school, primary and secondary school teachers embark on a day of rest and reflection.
The Association’s President Antonia De Freitas says that the contribution of teachers and their recognized union is not being viewed as being of any importance.
She says when the Association met in September they made recommendations that were not accepted by the Education Ministry.
She said that while it is the Ministry’s prerogative that decision would cause problems for teaching staff.
Mrs De Freitassaid that the concern lies in the decision to have vaccinated forms 4, 5 and 6 students come out for physical schooling which would present a logistical nightmare for teachers.
She said this would present problems with supervision of the students.