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

The JTA President is Doran Dixon.

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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.