Tuesday 18 February, 2020

VIDEO: Parents speak out on teachers' strike

Teachers across the island stayed off the job on Monday, the first day of what is believed to be three days' protest action over the Government's latest wage increase offer.

It has left many students inconvenienced with major examinations just around the corner.

The teachers stayed away from classes as the Jamaica Teacher's Association (JTA) rejected the Government's wage increase offer of 16 per cent over four years and declared that teachers would not accept the one-year retroactive payment to be made this month.

On Monday morning, Loop News spoke to several parents about the development.

Some parents supported the move while others expressed serious concerns about the disruption that the action of the nation's educators could cause.

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