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JTA backs JCSA's call for increase in travel allowances

Monday, June 25, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it is standing in solidarity with the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) in its demand that the government provide an offer to the relevant public servants, including teachers, for “long overdue increase in travel and upkeep allowances”.

The JCSA in recent times have called on the government to address the issue that they say have been before the Ministry of Finance since March 2017.

"The Association is astonished and disappointed, that despite the almost weekly net increase in petrol prices, the government does not see it fit to treat this matter with alacrity. The absence of an increase in the travel and upkeep allowances is negatively impacting these public servants carrying out their roles and responsibilities", the JTA said in a release today.

The JTA is now urging the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service to act swiftly to resolve this matter in the interest of maintaining harmony across the public sector.

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