JTA Delegates To Decide on Latest Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teachers Association says it will ask delegates at its annual conference in St. James, to decide whether they’ll accept the government’s 7-percent wage offer.

JTA President Doran Dixon says his executive will be discussing issues surrounding the vote on Tuesday.

Government officials and some bargaining units under the umbrella of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, last week signed off on a two year wage agreement.

Under the agreement, public sector employees are to receive a seven percent increase over two years.

Workers will also receive a flat monthly rate of 4-thousand dollars over the life of the agreement, along with increases in allowances.




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    They will accept the offer. Ater all elections in the air and the plan is to buttress public support for their party.