June Archibald, public information officer for the Education Department, notified St. Thomas Source that the Addelita Cancyrn Junior High School had to be closed Tuesday morning due to a job action.
Archibald did not provide any other details. She said only that the school was closing and parents were asked to pick up their children.
On Monday two elementary schools had to be closed due to teacher sickouts Kirwan Terrace Elementary School and New Horizons. For the last few weeks teachers at various schools have been calling in sick, forcing Education officials to dismiss classes.
A meeting between administration officials and union leaders originally scheduled for Tuesday morning was postponed Monday and now is slated for Friday morning. An earlier meeting Friday did not resolve the problems.
The teachers' job actions were prompted by media disclosures of pay raises, promotions and new hires by the Turnbull administration at a time when teachers have forgone raises and are still awaiting payment of retroactive salary increases.