Alexis says that all that Mr Duncan has said on the matter makes perfectly good sense.
Paying the teachers could help give the economy a much needed upward gear shift. It would be no more onerous on the Government than what the Government handed to hotels as a Covid stimulus. And it is a matter of legal obligation that the Government pay the teachers.
If the Government finds it difficult to pay the 4% at one bite, Government should put on the table a payment plan for discussion in good faith.
As regards honouring obligations freely entered into, Government must set an example worthy of emulation by others.
(Statement by Francis Alexis)