What now? Teachers again reject wage offer ...
Public school teachers have again voted to reject the Government's wage offer.
The latest offer was made to the leadership of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) on Friday and presented to its members at a Special General Council meeting in Kingston today.
So, what now?
In a release this afternoon, JTA president Georgia Waugh Richards said the teachers have mandated the leadership of the association to seek to get a better offer from the government.
The State Minister for Finance Ruddy Spencer was hoping the teachers would accept the offer presented to the leadership at a meeting on Friday.
Yesterday, Spencer said that if the teachers rejected the offer, another one could not be arrived at before 2020.
In addition to a salary hike, teachers are demanding a $60,000 increase in book and software allowance, which Spencer said would cost the Government an additional $1.7 billion.