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JTA delegates to vote next week on latest wage offer

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 8:25 PM
Dixon ... declined to provide details on the proposal only saying the talks were "fruitful".

Delegates of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) are to vote next week on the government’s latest wage offer.

JTA President Doran Dixon says the parties met yesterday where matters related to the wage deal were discussed.

Dixon declined to provide details only saying the talks were "fruitful".

He says the Ministry of Finance is to now codify certain agreements reached and outline them in a letter to the JTA.

The JTA president says the agreement will be shared with delegates next week when the association meets for its annual conference in Montego Bay, St. James.

The conference will run from August 17 to 19.

The JTA has been pressing the government for a higher wage offer after it rejected its proposal for a seven per cent increase.

However, the government has reiterated that it is not in a position to offer any more than seven per cent for the period 2015-2017.