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‘Concerned members’ of the National Teachers Union continue to challenge the new President: ‘Is Ruth Shoman a valid member of BNTU?’

Posted: Saturday, July 8, 2023. 10:30 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: Earlier this week embattled President of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU), Ruth Shoman, tried to take on her accusers who maintain she needs to prove an important requirement to satisfy membership.

She pointed out that she has been a BNTU staff representative at her school for 15 years before being elected as National Secretary at the same convention that elected predecessor Senator Elena Smith as President.

But her rivals say that after the BNTU Council of Management agreed to request a letter from Shoman confirming her employment with the U.S. State Department as a facilitator to fulfill the Union’s constitutional requirement for a teacher “in active service” to be eligible for election, Executive Secretary Keesha Young Flowers wrote back earlier this week saying that they are rescinding the decision, which apparently was not agreed to, and that Ruth Shoman should not present an employment letter.

Now the “Concerned Members” are asking in their press statement, “What are they [the Council of Management] hiding? Why is Mrs. Shoman adamant in her refusal to submit her employment letter?  Why is the Council of Management supporting her in contravening the Constitution of the BNTU?  Is Mrs. Ruth Shoman “in active service” to be a legitimate member of BNTU and thus a properly seated President?  These are the questions we insist must be answered.”

The group of “Concerned Members” further argues that “What we demand of our political leaders must also be manifested by what we demand of our own union leaders.  If we do not demand it at home, we will not be able to demand it from the politicians either.”

For her part, Shoman said in her live Facebook address that she intends to put her past behind her and not encourage time on issues not germane to the work of the Union.

 

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