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.