The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has granted permission to members of the St. Lucia Teachers’ Union (SLTU) to attend a General Meeting on Friday June 14.
The Ministry has announced that as result, there will be no school.
An SLTU official told St Lucia Times that Friday’s meeting is to discuss negotiations with the government which have reached a ‘critical stage’.
The negotiations are for the period 2016 to 2019.
According to the SLTU official, the government gave a proposal which was ‘countered’ by the union.
The official said the discussion with its members on Friday is intended to help the SLTU to bring closure to the negotiations which had made ‘good progress’.