Belize News, Reporter.bz

 Breaking News
  • Mother Accuse Father Of Kidnapping Son Tuesday, April 23rd. 2019 San Pedro Police are on the lookout for Luis Manuel Llanos, who has been accused of kidnapping his son, Jaysen Manny Llanos. According to the child’s...
  • Cycling Federation Under Fire Monday, April 22, 2019 – The Reporter has been unable to get comment from any representative of the Cycling Feration of Belize after that organization came under fire in the...
  • Weekend News Report – From All Corners Of Belize UPDATE – Traffic Accident Near The Bus Terminal Monday, April 22, 2019A man is dead after he was knocked down in Belize City near the bus terminal on Sunday around...
  • Body Of 19yr. Old Found In Rio-Hondo River Sunday, April 21st. 2019 – This evening at 6:00pm Police were called to the Rio Hondo river at the Belize-Mexico border near August Pine Ridge-Blue Creek, Orange Walk where they...

MOUNT CARMEL TEACHERS BACK IN SCHOOL

MOUNT CARMEL TEACHERS BACK IN SCHOOL
November 30
10:45 2018
THE REPORTER: News Staff, - 

Normal classes resumed at Mount Carmel RC Primary School in Benque Viejo del Carmen on Monday, following a demonstration on Friday by the 41 teachers on staff at the school. They were protesting the dismissal of a career educator and unpaid salaries to several other teachers.

A meeting with the school’s management and officials from the Teaching Services Commission (TSC) and the Ministry of Education was held following the demonstration on Friday and the matter was mostly resolved, leading teachers to call off the sit-out from classes.

 

According to Mount Carmel Principal Melvin Manzanero, the most important points of contention were settled during last Friday afternoon’s meeting in Belize City. But he added that the school’s management and the Ministry are scheduled to meet again to finalize the terms of payment for the teachers with outstanding salaries. The demonstration took place in Benque on Friday morning, starting with a brief ceremony at the Mount Carmel school compound followed by a march. The demonstration included participation from all 41 Mount Carmel teachers as well as teachers from La Inmaculada RC School in

Arenal and Holy Cross RC School in Calla Creek with a total of 60 plus teachers.
Manzanero said it was agreed that the teachers would be compensated for the outstanding period of time they have not received their salaries. There has been no date or timeline set, however, for the teachers to receive their outstanding salaries.

Another major point of contention which was resolved was the dismissal of Ana Pech, a teacher at Mount Carmel for the last 29 years. According to Manzanero, Pech’s documents have been received and her retirement has been approved by the Teaching Services Commission. Manzanero said Pech will be re-hired by the school pending the approval of the TSC of her documents, and she will be able to work for the next two years until her retirement. Pech had previously been recommended for termination by the TSC because she had not been approved by the Commission. Pech, however, maintained she had a valid permit to teach and took the matter up with the union.

The Mount Carmel teachers began staging the sit out last Wednesday when their frustration reached a boiling point. The sit out carried on until Friday and was called off following the meeting between the involved parties. Over 960 students, attending the primary school, were affected during the sit out, however, teachers say measures were taken to ensure the students would not be negatively impacted for exam week, which began on Monday.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

search bar

Sunbright Ad

CLASSIFIEDS – PREMIUM POSTS

THE MADE IN BELIZE SHOW