JTA urges members to be patient as they await outcome of checks by Finance Ministry into claims of salary anomalies

The country’s public school teachers are being urged to be patient as they await the outcome of checks being made by the Finance Ministry regarding claims of salary anomalies due to the public sector compensation review.


A meeting yesterday (May 30) involving the Ministry and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) was cordial, with the Association presenting its case on the discrepancies along with pay stub evidence.


JTA President La Sonja Harrison told teachers last evening that Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke requested time to review and research the issues presented and that he pledged to have the issues resolved.


She said the JTA anticipates positive feedback regarding the way forward by the end of next week.


Harrison noted that following yesterday’s meeting, some positive changes have already taken place.


These relate to maternity and paternity leave, as well as to teachers employed on contract, especially those in bursar-paid schools, whose salaries are now to be adjusted, in keeping with the restructuring exercise.


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