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Apr 27, 2021

Law Says Teachers Salaries May Be Cut!

Dian Maheia

The last time the teachers went on strike was back in October 2016; it lasted eleven days. Their salaries were cut and that matter was taken before the courts.  As you heard from the B.N.T.U.’s Belize District Branch president, the teachers expect that deductions will be made. So today, we asked Education C.E.O., Dian Maheia if that is in fact the case. She says the law is clear and that decision is left up to the managing authorities of the schools.


Dian Maheia, C.E.O., Ministry of Education

“The rule actually states that it is the right of the teachers to go on strike; you have a right to strike. And the rule says also that you may not be paid. It doesn’t say that you definitely will not be paid; it says that you may not be paid. That is a decision that comes from the managing authority.”

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