Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Teachers Get Paid
For years Jamaican teachers have been underpaid. The Jamaica Teacher's Association (JTA) and government have wage war for years to get Jamaican Teachers salary that was comparable to the economy. Yesterday (finally) a settlement was reached. According to RJR News Finance Minister Audley Shaw says the $15 billion bill to fulfill commitments made in the 2008-2010 wage and fringe benefits agreement with the JTA will cause significant burden to the national budget.
The package calls for a realignment of wages retroactive all the way back to to April 2007.