JTA in emergency conciliation meeting at Labour Ministry

Representatives of the Jamaica Teachers' Association are still in an emergency conciliation meeting at the Ministry of Labour.
Officials of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service are in attendance.
This is in an effort to end industrial action by public sector teachers.
They have been protesting since Monday resulting in a disruption in the education sector.
The teachers have rejected the government's 16 per cent wage offer over four years and are upset that the Ministry of Finance is moving ahead to make payments this month while negotiations are still in progress.
Schools still affected      
Meanwhile, schools continue to be affected by the teachers' industrial action. 
In St. Thomas, all six high schools are in session. 
However, administrators have seen a reduction in the number of  students and teachers who turned up compared to Tuesday.
At Yallahs High School, 150 students showed up for classes down from more than 400 on Tuesday.
At Lyssons Primary School, the students were absent while seven teachers were present.
Grants Pen Primary School saw only one teacher and 34 students present.

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