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Labour Ministry meeting over teachers' protest set for today

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 9:19 AM

The Labour Ministry is to hold a meeting this morning with the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) and officials from the education and finance ministries in a bid to end the protest action by teachers.

Teachers have been calling in sick since Monday as they step up the pressure on the government for better compensation.

They are also protesting the government's decision to pay them this month a five per cent wage increase they have rejected.

The Ministry of Labour had called an emergency conciliation meeting among the JTA, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service for yesterday afternoon.

But the JTA said while it was willing to meet, based on its structure, it was unable to assemble its team at such short notice.

The meeting is now set for 10 o'clock this morning.

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