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HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 7: Ckaris Williams, a teacher and Hurricane Katrina evacuee, prepares her classroom at Douglass Elementary School in Houston September 7, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Douglass was closed for budgetary reasons but the Houston Independent School District reopened the facility for children of evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. Williams taught at Frederick Douglass Elementary on the West Bank in New Orleans prior to the storm. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Meets with Union to Delay Salary Increase

In his last press conference held on August 5, 2016, Prime Minister Dean Barrow spoke of the possibility of having the implementation of the agreed salary increases for teachers and public officers.  The thought was shared following the damages that Hurricane Earl left behind when it made landfall in the Belize District.  Today, the Prime Minister updated the media on the progress of that discussion.


Education Minister, Patrick Faber weighed in on this issue, saying that this would be the final aspect of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Government and the union.


Once agreed upon between Government and the unions, this would indicate the last item surrounding the collective bargaining agreement which Minister Faber says he hopes will not experience as much delays in the future.


It is yet to be ascertained when the unions will be meeting with its membership to discuss the matter.