JTA and Education Ministry to meet tomorrow as Labour Ministry calls emergency conciliatory meeting

Representatives from the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA and the Education Ministry are to meet tomorrow in a bid to resolve issues affecting public sector teachers.


The Labour Ministry says it has arranged an emergency conciliation meeting with the parties.


This in response to industrial action being taken by public sector teachers.


Classes at several schools across the island were disrupted today as some teachers stayed off the job to register their disappointment with the government’s handling of issues affecting them.


The JTA had indicated that the protest would continue tomorrow.


In a statement this afternoon, the Labour Ministry said the parties have been summoned to a meeting at its North Street Office in Kingston for 8:30 a.m.


It said it will be attempting to have the impasse between the teachers and the government amicably resolved in the soonest possible time.


Meantime, administrators of several public schools islandwide have issued advisories to parents about not sending out their children tomorrow, as they expect teachers to continue their industrial action.


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