Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014. 8:14 pm CST.
Clost to 500 teachers from the Cayo district attended a rally in San Ignacio town today.
Under the banner of “Teechaz Gat Yu Bak” teachers from the Belmopan, Benque Viejo del Carmen and San Ignacio/Santa Elena branches of the Belize National Teachers Union braved a constant drizzle at the Macal River Park to attend the event.
Among the speakers at the rally were BNTU president Luke Palacio and BNTU negotiator and former Secretary General George Frazer.
Also addressing the teachers were members of community groups from Cayo and other districts who had journeyed west to show their solidarity with the teachers.
When the speeches were done, the teachers took to the streets of San Ignacio/Santa Elena singing their union songs and carrying banners with pointed messages about the reason for their participation in the series of nationwide rallies.
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