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Queen's School principal denies reports of early closure yesterday

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Principal of Queen's School Jennifer Williams has denied reports carried in the Jamaica Observer that her school was among several Corporate Area School that was closed early yesterday, as result of a three-day sick-out by teachers.

In the article it was said that students from several schools, including, Queen's, were seen returning home.

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Williams contended that 61 of 81 teachers on staff at the school had turned up for duty yesterday and classes were held up until the close of the school-day. She further stated that 51 teachers reported today and school is in session.

Teachers yesterday started what sources said is a three-day sick-out to protest against Government's wage offer of a 16 per cent increase over a four-year period.

It was not clear, however, how many of the 23,000 public school teachers participated in the first day of the sick-out, which is likely to worsen today.

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