Sun | Dec 17, 2017

Gov't invites JTA back to negotiating table

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 9:45 AM

The Finance Ministry has reportedly responded to the ultimatum given by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and has invited the group to resume wage negotiations.

The JTA says its Salaries and Conditions of Service Negotiating Team will be meeting with the ministry next week Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.

On Sunday, the JTA gave the Government until today to make an improved wage offer to prevent the activation of the association’s Action Committee.

The JTA said that committee would determine what action, if any, teachers would take to press their demands for a better offer.

The Government's offer for the 2017/2019 contract period was rejected by the JTA when the parties met on November 8.

At that meeting the Finance Ministry again presented a three per cent increase in each year and it is reported that there was no improvement in the offer for benefits.

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