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JTA seeks 50 percent increase

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2008 | 3:16 PM

Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) said it would be claiming for salary increases and better working conditions for the 2008 to 2010 contract period.

JTA president, Ena Barclay, said the association would be seeking an increase of up to 50 percent in the first year and an additional 50 percent in the second year of the contract period.

The contract period begins April 1 and ends on March 31 in the year 2010.

Ms. Barclay said the reclassification of the teaching system is to be completed before the 2008 contract is signed.

She is also calling for the Education Ministry to encourage parents to pay the schools’ auxiliary fees.

Ms. Barclay said parents have not been paying the fees, since the government took up the cost for secondary school education.