Teachers Reject 7% Offer

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President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Doran Dixon, has written to the Minister with responsibility for the Public Service — Horace Dalley — requesting an urgent resumption of wage negotiations.

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This follows pronouncements by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Peter Phillips, in a public address, that the government is unable to improve its current 7-percent increase to public sector workers.

Mr. Dixon refused to be drawn on the Finance Minister’s declarations.