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Teachers' pay dispute for Minsitry of Labour tomorrow
Observer Reporter
Wednesday, February 12, 2003

THE Ministry of Labour was yesterday trying to arrange conciliatory talks for tomorrow between the Ministry of Finance and Government-paid teachers who, yesterday, sat out the second of their two-day strike demanding a salary increase.

"We are trying to set a date on which all the parties can agree," the ministry's director of industrial relations, Gresford Smith, told the Observer.

Meanwhile, up to late yesterday, the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) members were deadlocked in a meeting discussing their next move should the Government fail to meet their demands of an increase in line with inflation.

The teachers are expected to return to the classrooms today.