The Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, has again fired up against the ongoing public sector compensation review which it claims will not improve the spending powers of the nation’s public sector educators.

This time the call is coming from the immediate past president of the Jamaica Teachers Association, Jasford Gabriel.

He says in February, following the settlement of the outstanding 2021/2022 pay issues, finance minister Dr Nigel Clarke had stated that his focus is on starting the implementation of the compensation restructuring in the new fiscal year.

Mr Gabriel says however, there are a few anomalies among some of the salary scales.

Immediate Past President of the JTA, Jasford Gabriel addressing the JTA St James Parish Association annual general meeting held at the St Johns Methodist Church Hall in Montego Bay yesterday.

The review is intended to overhaul the structure of salaries and other emoluments paid to the public service, and to make it more equitable.

The last time the teachers’ pay was brought in line to 80 per cent of the market was in 2008.