Finance Minister chastizes JTA President for allegedly failing to engage with his Ministry over compensation anomalies
Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke has chastized the President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Lasonja Harrison for what he says is her failure to engage directly with his Ministry about anomalies associated with the restructured public sector compensation system.
During a press conference on Monday (May 22), Mrs. Harrison accused the Ministries of Finance and Labour of not responding to the JTA’s letters about salary and other issues.
She claimed that more than one letter was sent to the Finance Ministry, earlier this year, but the Ministry has failed to provide a response.
When probed by reporters at Jamaica House this morning (May 24), about plans to address the salary issues within the public sector, Dr. Clarke said people, including Mrs. Harrison, are more interested in speaking with the media than the Ministry.
He said he has made himself available to hear the grouses of the public sector.