The Belize National Teacher Union (BNTU) wishes to inform the nation that the membership has decided to put the strike on hold and return to the classrooms on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, while keeping an eye over the execution of the agreements reached.
The BNTU remains committed to our good governance and respect for the workers agenda and reserve its option to re-engage in industrial action if necessary.
In a press release, the BNTU thanked the Almighty Father for his guidance and divine interventions throughout this process thus far. They also thanked the Belizean public, especially parents, who supported their action to address the list of good governance, transparency, accountability, and respect for the workers issues. "The activities they engaged in as part of the stand up for Belize campaign and industrial action could not have been as extensive and successful as they were without the tremendous support of parents, social partners, and friends of the BNTU from across the length and breadth of Belize and our regional body the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT). BNTU sincerely thanks everyone!"
The BNTU says it will remain vigilant and wants to sound the call to the rest of the nation to join them in keeping the fire burning in an effort to stare Belize back on the right path to development and economic stability.