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JTA urges Gov't to keep promises made

Published:Monday | January 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM

 Mark Nicely, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), has urged the Government to stay true to its many promises made last year.

Nicely said in a broadcast to the nation last night that the Govern-ment has made a number of financial promises about payments to be made on the money it owes to the JTA.

Nicely noted that one such promise was the $1 billion owed to the JTA, that the Government said would be paid in March of this year.

"Credibility of any government is critical as this will determine the amount of trust the people place in the Government and so promises made should be kept," said Nicely.

"We were promised that the teachers (who are) owed 50 per cent refund up to August of last year will be paid in March of this year."

He added: "We were also promised that two social workers would be assigned to each regional office, also in March, and many more promises were made."

April 3 of this year will make 50 years of the JTA's existence.

"I encourage that everyone will show their love for the nation's educators and their tangible support on Teacher's Day," said Nicely.