Union representing academic staff at UWI clarifies that lecturers have not withdrawn service, following protest highlighting compensation issues at campus this morning
There will be no cessation of duties performed by lecturers at the University of the West Indies Mona today.
The clarification comes in the wake of a gathering by the West Indies Group of University Teachers (WIGUT) at the campus’ gate this morning.
Members of the academic staff were seen dressed in red, holding signs with the word ‘solidarity’ and chanting ‘solidarity for more salary’.
The lecturers’ actions raised concern over whether or not classes were being halted.
In an explanation to IRIE FM news, WIGUT President, Dr. Paul Brown said the gathering at the campus’ gates signalled the lecturers’ solidarity with the efforts being made to address issues, including those relating to the compensation review.
Dr. Brown clarified that the gathering happened around 7 AM and did not impact any classes.