Tue | Nov 21, 2017

JTA disgusted by wage talks

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 6:56 PM
JTA president Georgia Waugh Richards who led the negotiating team which met with the government says no new offer was presented.

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is expressing grave disappointment and disgust following its salary talks with the government today.

The negotiating team, led by JTA president Georgia Waugh Richards, says no new offer was presented.

The Association says it is concerned about the seriousness of the government in concluding salary negotiations following the teachers’ rejection of the initial wage offer.

That offer would have seen teachers receiving a 6 per cent increase over two years on their basic salary.

The Association says it will be intensifying its efforts to secure a better offer from the government. 

It says it will be having a series of parish meetings beginning this Friday in St Thomas, St Mary and Trelawny. 

According to the JTA, these meetings will be followed by a sitting of General Council on Saturday, November 25 to determine the next course of action.

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