Discussions with the Bermuda Union of Teachers (BUT) on Friday, May 31, regarding the issues that led to teachers not reporting to class on Friday, was positive and fruitful. Over the next few weeks, attention will be brought to several issues that have been outstanding for many years, as well as plans put in place on how to address other items before the start of the 2019/20 school year.
The Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain commented: “I want our parents to be assured that the Government is committed to ensuring incidents like Friday’s are relegated to the past. Discussions with the BUT also revolved around changing the nature of the relationship between the Ministry of Education and the Bermuda Union of Teachers.
“Clearer lines of communication will be put in place, allowing more access to myself and the entire body of teachers. The disruption of our children’s education is unfortunate under any circumstance, and we must do what is necessary to prevent this from happening again.
“I am happy we could discuss these outstanding issues and look forward to a renewed and reformed relationship with the BUT, as was discussed in our meetings on Friday.”