The SKTU in a statement to the media said Natalie Johnson had her services terminated from the school after she suffered health issues at the Basseterre High School.
“The Ministry of Education recently terminated the services of a new teacher who suffered health issues at the Basseterre High School and spoke out to advocate for a safe school for herself, her colleagues and her students,” the release stated.
The body further noted that Teacher Natalie “is a wife and a mother of three children who depend on her”, adding that the teacher did nothing to deserve “this punishment”.
“The Ministry’s actions set a terrible precedent which will only cause unrest, further distrust and division in our education system. Mrs Johnson had every right, under the law and our constitution, to stand up for her right to a safe work environment,” the SKTU release stated.
The union is seeking support to have officials from the Ministry of Education reinstate Johnson to her teaching position at the Basseterre High School.