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JTA unanimously rejects government's wage offer

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) has unanimously rejected a wage offer put forward by the Ministry of Finance.

"Our members are disgruntled. Many of them speak of feeling disrespected. Many of them believe that we value much more than what was offered and so, our members at this time would have voted for us to reject this," JTA President Georgia Waugh Richards told the media following a private session in which the teachers were presented with their claim and the government's response.

voting process took place this afternoon during the second day of the Jamaica Teachers Association 53rd Annual Conference being held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James.

Voting took place this afternoon during the second day of JTA's 53rd Annual Conference being held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James.

When asked, the JTA's 11th female president stated that the association was not in a position at this time to divulge what offer was placed on the table.

Waugh Richards added that at the end of the conference, the teachers' response will be communicated to the Ministry of Finance.

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, who is a former JTA president, is slated to address the final day of the conference tomorrow.

Anthony Lewis

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