The Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) held a meeting with the Government Negotiating Team (GNT) Thursday.
It followed a mandate given by teachers at a packed gathering on Monday for the union to write the GNT seeking a ‘sit down’, SLTU President, Julian Monrose, told St Lucia Times.
He said the union received a response from the GNT on Tuesday.
“We met with them – we had about a three hour meeting where we looked at the proposals for conditions of work that the union had submitted,” Monrose explained, describing the talks as ‘frank’.
“We went through most of the items that had been proposed to government,” he revealed.
Monrose said he was satisfied that the meeting had been held.
He disclosed that the GNT has agreed to get back to the SLTU within another two to three weeks in regard to the presentation made by teachers .
“On August 14, 2018, we had defended some proposals. Today we went into some more,” the SLTU President told St Lucia Times without going into details.
He explained that he was not at liberty to speak to the specifics, but said he was happy with the way the talks on Thursday went.
Teachers, who staged a sick-out this week to press demands for a resumption of negotiations, are reported to have returned to the classroom.
“They are back in school – this is what I can tell you. I am not in a position to say that they are 100 percent okay, but as is the norm, teachers are in school doing their very best,” Monrose told St Lucia Times.