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JTA says it is not fazed by tactics aimed at discrediting the association

Monday, March 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says reports of absenteeism by teachers islandwide due to illness may be a possible reaction to the manner in which the Government of Jamaica through the Finance Ministry has handled the ongoing salary negotiation with teachers.

JTA, in a release today, said it observed with interest information circulating in the media and from other sources of a sick out by teachers and wished to place on record the tremendous sacrifices teachers have been making to advance the welfare of the nation’s children.

“The JTA is not fazed by the organised and deliberate propaganda and intimidatory tactics aimed at discrediting the association, as well as the disrespect and the high handed approach employed in the negotiation process,” the association stated.

The group added that it stands in solidarity with members and well wishers and expect that the Government of Jamaica will respond with alacrity in finding creative ways to satisfy the reasonable demands of the teachers.




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