Teachers upset at poor restroom conditions

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September 10, 2011

Industrial unrest is developing at Oakes Field Primary School due to an ongoing plumbing problem which disabled the school's restrooms.The Nassau Guardian understands that some teachers refused to work in the unsanitary conditions until the Department of Education fixed the problem. Howard Newbold, district superintendent at the Department of Education, said at the school yesterday that he held a meeting with the teachers for the "purpose of information".  He added that the Water and Sewerage Corporation and the Ministry of Works visited the school yesterday morning and repaired all but one of the restroom stalls. Newbold said he had previously promised teachers and students that if the problem was not fixed by yesterday they would be able to leave at 12 p.m.  Considering that the problem continued yesterday, Newbold allowed the school to be closed at 2 p.m.
Teachers said yesterday that if the problem is not fixed by Monday the Bahamas Union of Teachers would be called in.

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News date : 09/10/2011    Category : Nassau Guardian Stories

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