WE WON'T PAY: University rejects lecturers' 11th hour 3,500 wage claim

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November 08, 2019

THE Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas is demanding a lump sum payout of $3,500 and a salary increase of seven percent for all of its faculty members - a new proposal the University of The Bahamas said yesterday it was not prepared to fulfil. According to UB yesterday, their solution included immediately paying each member $1,000 and implementing increases ranging from two to six percent, while extending the top of the salary scales. The university claimed that UTEB’s president Daniel Thompson initially proposed this and agreed to sign a contract formalisation on November 10, to which it agreed. However, the union then submitted a new proposal this week. “The University of The Bahamas regrets the latest turn of events regarding the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas,” UB said in a statement yesterday. “The university has remained transparent in all discussions with executives of the union. It was agreed that since UTEB presented its financial counter proposal to the university after the board of trustees had approved the 2019-2020 budget, the union and the university would work together on arriving at a solution regarding financial compensation.

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News date : 11/08/2019    Category : Disputes, Education, Tribune Stories

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