St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers’ Union (SVGTU) has advised teachers of the Kingstown Anglican School to withdraw their services, with immediate effect, due to deplorable working conditions.
The decision follows a visit to the school after members of the National Executive were alerted earlier today. On arrival, the conditions at the school were deemed quite hazardous, and as a consequence, jeopardizes the safety of its occupants. Among other things are a roof with an extensive leak, water falling on light fixtures and electrical fittings, electric surges, and broken electrical outlets.
Moreover, the members of staff are very uncomfortable with the structural inadequacies. It gravely affects the teaching and learning process, as well as their psychological well-being. The SVGTU takes its responsibility seriously and will not sacrifice the safety of students, parents, its members or any other occupant of that building.