JTA Wants Quicker Reviews From Teachers’ Appeal Tribunal


The Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, is bemoaning the length of time it’s taking for the Teachers’ Appeal Tribunal to review cases of dismissed educators.

The Teachers’ Appeal Tribunal is a body that reviews the case of a teacher who has been dismissed. 

There’re some 16 unresolved cases of dismissed teachers.

The disclosure was made by the Secretary-General of the JTA, Byron Farquharson.

He made the disclosure while giving the financial report of the Association during the first day’s second session of the JTA’s 55th Annual General Conference being held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James.

Mr Farquharson says there’re currently some teachers who’re awaiting the result of their appeal while others are awaiting a hearing date.

Meanwhile, Mr. Farquharson says even if the teacher wins the case, they’ll not retain their lost income.

Mr Farquharson who argued that some boards are using delay tactics is making an appeal to the government to set a time limit for cases to be heard by the tribunal.

Byron Farquharson, Secretary-General of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association.

The three-day conference is being held under the theme: Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable development.

In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.

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