Public School Teachers Accept Government’s Latest Wage Offer

The months long stalemate over wages between teachers and the government has finally ended.

On Tuesday(August 18) public school teachers voted to accept the Government’s most recent wage offer.

According to the Gleanerdelegates of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) yesterday voted by nearly 2:1 to accept the Government’s salary offer for the 2015-2017 contract period. There are some 28,000 teachers in the public service.

The vote took place via secret ballot during the JTA’s 51st Annual Conference at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, St James.

  

Under the deal, the teachers will be receiving a four per cent salary increase in year one and three per cent in year two, in addition to adjustments to some fringe benefits.

The new rates will be paid in October, and among the benefits is a $2,500-per-month increase in the book and software allowance for each classroom teacher.

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