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IF I WAS… by Fay Roe

posted 5 Sept 2014, 09:23 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 5 Sept 2014, 09:33 ]
If I was…

a teacher, especially a primary school teacher who happens to be a member of the teachers union (TTUTA) and a parent to boot, then I would not have been able to remain silent. In fact, I would make it a cause célèbre. I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why our society allows primary school children, in particular, to carry such heavy loads of books every school day. Something is wrong somewhere.

If I was…

a councilor in the San Fernando City Council, I would have jostled my colleagues to come up with a traffic plan and be ready to introduce it as soon as the new school term began. Just getting traffic wardens at the known ‘pinch’ points to regulate the flow and some sort of prior media advertisement to the public, would have telegraphed that those in office have a care.

If I was…

a union member I would want to know what all these unions doing about getting recognition for those of us who join a union but cannot get the company to meet and treat with us. I understand the stumbling block is the Minister of Labour who refuses to get a Recognition Board operating. Well then if he cannot hear he must feel.

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