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Dalley pleased with wage negotiations

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 8:45 PM

The minister with responsibility for the public service, Horace Dalley, is expressing optimism about the progress of wage discussions with unions representing public sector workers.

Dalley further says he hopes to conclude the talks by the end of next month if the spirit of corporation continues.

He says he believes substantial progress has been made in the discussions so far.

Dalley today met with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and agreed on all but one item in a 30-point wage and benefit claim.

The outstanding item is the five per cent wage offer that has been made by the government.

The teachers have rejected the offer calling for 30 per cent increase over two years.

JTA president, Doran Dixon, says the association is encouraged by the negotiations and hopes for a better offer when the parties meet next week Wednesday.

 

JTA President Doran Dixon