The Bermuda Union of Teachers (BUT) has abandoned the work to rule by the island’s public school teachers for the start of the new school year.

The vote was taken at a general membership meeting yesterday, in light of recent developments in negotiations for a new wage agreement with Government.

According to the BUT, there were three main sticking points in the negotiations, including problems raised by teachers on scale posts, which are specialty subjects covered by teachers in addition to the normal duties.

Under the agreement, teachers holding scale posts will now have reduced responsibilities under a new job description. The workload of deputy principals at the primary level, and a change in the forward to the collective bargaining agreement to include “modern and relevant” learning is expected to be settled by the end of October.

Meanwhile, schools are due to re-open on Monday, September 11th.