Members teaching union Sitek gather for 3rd consecutive day
WILLEMSTAD - Members of education trade union Sitek are meeting today again during working hours for an agreement on the issues brought forth by the union with the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Irene Dick and the Minister of Administrative Planning, Etienne van der Horst.
It means that today for the third consecutive day teachers will not be in front of their classes because they are at the union’s headquarter for a meeting.
Sitek Chairman Darius 'Lio' Plantijn called on all members yesterday during a televised interview to come in even greater numbers than in recent days to the meeting. There the members will meet to discuss a letter about the agreement between the Ministers and the union. Members of the association will have to make it clear during the meeting whether or not to accept the agreements, says Plantijn.
Ministers Dick and Van der Horst did not give details on the content of the agreements. Van der Horst said that they had a good talk with the union. Minister Dick stated commented that they had a good meeting. Dick also said that he has always had a good communication with Sitek and the union for non-teaching staff.
Minister Dick was not able to answer whether there is school today.