The vast majority of parents are in support of the industrial action taken by several teachers across the island today.

That’s according to the National Parent Teacher Association of Jamaica, NPTAJ.

The teachers are threatening to stay off the job for two more days in support of the Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA’s rejection of the government’s 16-percent wage increase over four years.

President of the NPTAJ, Everton Hannam, says most parents feel the teachers’ demands are reasonable.

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He says volunteer parents of the NPTAJ were among those who assisted with the Education Ministry’s contingency plan implemented to address teacher shortage in some schools.

Mr. Hannam says several schools were impacted by the industrial action.

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