The opposition Peoples National Party, PNP, is calling on the government to say when teachers and other public servants will receive their March salaries.

The party’s spokesman on finance Julian Robinson, says thousands of teachers and civil servants were fuming at the close of business Friday over the non-payment of their salaries.

According to Mr Robinson, many of these teachers will incur penalties and late fees as a result of them having standing order payments which come out of their accounts because they expect their salaries to paid on a particular day.

Julian Robinson, opposition spokesman on finance.

Earlier this month, the JTA’s delegates voted overwhelmingly to accept the government’s deal under the compensation restructuring exercise.

However there was controversy at the signing ceremony with the President of the JTA LaSonja Harrison refusing to sign the agreement.

President-Elect of the Jamaica Teacher’s Association, Leighton Johnson, told Nationwide News that while initially present, his leader called on him to sign in her stead.

He said at the time, he was astonished by Harrison’s refusal to sign.

Mr. Johnson said then it’s clear the President has questions to answer.