JTA Issues Monday Ultimatum for Cabinet Response to Wage Claims


The Jamaica Teacher’s Association (JTA) is giving the Cabinet a deadline of Monday to respond to some of their claims in the 2017-2019 wage negotiations.

In a statement yesterday afternoon, JTA president Georgia Waugh Richards says its negotiating team met with the Finance Ministry yesterday.

She says favourable consideration was given to some of the outstanding items in the association’s claim.

But according to Mrs. Waugh Richards, the item of percentage increase was not addressed.

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She says the JTA remains resolute in defending the cause of teachers. She says the teachers are fed up with what it’s describing as the government’s ‘delaying tactics’.

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William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.