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JTA expects improved offer when it meets government today

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 9:27 AM
Doran Dixon

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it expects a favourable offer from the government when they meet today for another round of wage negotiations.

The JTA, which represents more than 20,000 public sector teachers, has rejected a five per cent offer made by the government for the 2015-2017 period.

The teachers' union has requested a 25 per cent increase for the two year period.

JTA president, Doran Dixon, says he expects an improved offer as the government had two weeks to review its position. 

 

JTA president Doran Dixon

Meanwhile, Dixon is reiterating his support for protest actions being taken by some teachers although the JTA has not officially authorised any industrial action. 

 

JTA president Doran Dixon

Dixon says teachers have not been reckless in their protest which started last week.

Yesterday, Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, appealed to teachers to be patient.