JTA Gets Improved Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA, is now in possession of a slightly improved wage offer from the Government.

The JTA President is Doran Dixon.

Mr. Dixon declined to reveal details of the latest wage offer from the Government.

But Nationwide News understands that the Simpson Miller-administration is now offering the island’s teachers a 7-percent increase for the new contract period.

That’s a 2-percentage point improvement over the original 5-percent offer rejected by the JTA in April this year.

Our sources say the government is now offering to increase teachers’ wages by 4-percent in year one and 3-percent in year two.

The improved offer from the Government came last night following a meeting between the top brass of the JTA and Public Service Minister Horace Dalley.