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Teachers not liking latest wage offer, final decision March 3

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 11:50 AM

It appears the government’s latest wage offer to teachers could be rejected.

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) started holding consultations with teachers yesterday.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that teachers have so far not been in favour of the offer.

A final decision is to be communicated to the ministry of finance on March 3.

The government has now reportedly proposed a 16 per cent increase over four years.

The 2018/2019 Fiscal Policy Paper presented by Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, last week stated that unions representing 66 per cent of Central Government's workforce have indicated agreement to the four year contract.

The University and Allied Workers Union; the Union of  Schools, Agricultural and Allied Workers; the Union of  Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel and the United Union of  Jamaica have all opposed the four year deal.
 
They claim it will not benefit the workers they represent.

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