National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is unfazed about a court order asking them to return to the classroom.
President of the Association, Angel Carbonu, said the decision by the National Labour Commission (NLC) to seek an ex-parte motion is unfortunate.
The NLC declared the strike as illegal and asked the teachers to return to the classroom, but the teachers refused triggering the court action.
After the ruling forcing them to return to work, Mr Carbonu said they were not bothered because NLC will not also tell them what to teach in class.
“You can force us to the classrooms but can’t tell us what to teach. When you behave like this, we have to push things to the wall,” he fumed.
The NAGRAT President said the court order has taken precedence over all discussions about the payment of arrears by the government.
“Some of us have committed ourselves to what we are doing so every action we will take from now on will be in response to the court order,” Mr Carbonu added.