Teachers say no to another wage freeze
Public sector teachers have become the latest group of government employees to signal that they will not accept another wage freeze.
The wage freeze was part of two memorandum of understanding signed between the government and public sector employees in the last five years.
However, President of the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) Doran Dixon says his members will not agree to nor accept any continuation of what he calls this debilitating experience that has cramped the public sector.
Dixon indicated in his New Year's message that the JTA eagerly anticipate an early return to the collective bargaining process as it could help to improve the standards of living for all.
He acknowledged the need for collaboration among teachers and the wider public sector, but says the JTA is prepared to stand alone if forced to do so.
Dixon says the JTA will not cringe under any pressure, but would be strong in resisting any effort to diminish or erase the gains made by teachers.
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