FUTA reject invitation for A/L paper marking discussions
September 23, 2012 11:55 am
The Federation of University Teachersí Association (FUTA) says it will not participate in discussions to be held tomorrow (24) regarding Advanced Level examination paper marking.
FUTA secretary Dr. Terrence Madujith stated that they will not participate in any duties until the trade union action of a continuous strike, called from 4th July, is ended.
The Department of Examinations had invited university lecturers for a special discussion regading A/L paper marking, which have been delayed due to academicsí refusal to mark answer scripts while on strike.
However, Dr. Madujith stated that they will not accept the invitation and that the strike action by Federation of University Teachersí Association, demanding an increase in Government spending on state universities and education in general, will continue.
The government however claims FUTA has undertaken this trade union action in willful disregard of the welfare of students and the larger society, without any attempt at negotiation and without the consensus of the academic community.