President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, Winston Smith says the association has written the Ministry of Finance rejecting its latest proposal of the government’s restructuring of public sector compensation.
As negotiations continue, Mr Smith told our news centre the latest document presented to the JTA from the finance ministry outlining the compensation review, is not in the best interest of some of its members.
The public-sector compensation review is intended to overhaul the structure of salaries and other allowances in the public service.
Suzell Wray reports.
The JTA boss told our news centre that though he could not speak publicly on the details of the latest offer received by the Ministry, there’re some elements that would not see all teachers benefiting.
He noted that the JTA has written to the Ministry of Finance rejecting the offer proposed in the compensation review document.
Mr Smith explained that the JTA sent its own recommendations to the Ministry of Finance and is awaiting its response.
He’s calling on the ministry to respond to its concerns in short order and do right by the nation’s teachers.