UTECH settles wage dispute

The wage dispute involving academic staff  at the University of  Technology, (UTECH), has been settled as employees, on Thursday, voted to accept the university's wage proposal

A news release from President of  the University of  Technology Jamaica Academic Staff  Union (UTASU), Lebert Langley, says although the proposal fell short of  expectations it was accepted in the interest of  industrial peace and in good faith.

New salary scales and retroactive payment for the current financial year must be paid to the Utech workers by July.

The UTASU President also stipulated that retroactive payments for 2018/19 must be made by October.

 Langley says payments for the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years should be paid by May 2020.

The agreement follows a meeting with teams from the Ministries of  Finance and Education on May 10.

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