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Government and restive teachers to meet today

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 9:21 AM
JTA President, Georgia Waugh Richards, says she hopes the discussions will be significantly advanced during today's meeting.

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the Government are to resume wage talks today amid what its president has described as anxiety among teachers.

The meeting is set for 11 o’clock at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in Kingston.

JTA President, Georgia Waugh Richards, says she hopes the discussions will be significantly advanced during today's meeting.

 

President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Georgia Waugh Richards

The JTA has faced a series of disappointments in its wage negotiations with the government.

The government has refused to budge in its offer of a six per cent wage increase over two years, despite continued rejection of the offer by the JTA.

The government also postponed its last scheduled meeting with the teachers’ union without any explanation.