By Halshane Burke
The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) is again blasting the government over its handling of the wage issues affecting public sector workers.
Member of Parliament for St. Catherine North Central Natalie Neita Garvey says the treatment meted out to the island's teachers has been less than desirable.
Classes at schools across eight parishes were suspended for two days last week after teachers took strike action to press the government over the discrepancies in their pay.
Representatives of the Jamaica Teachers' Association and the Ministry of Finance are to meet Tuesday, following a back to work formula agreed at the Ministry of Labour last Friday.
Mrs Neita Garvey says a PNP administration would have ensured that the public sector workers receive better treatment.
"The PNP, the party of Norman Manley, would not have allowed that to happen. There are people today who are worse off than they were before the restructuring exercise. There are people today who can tell you that they have been given a six for a nine. We are standing with the teachers. We’re standing with our police officers. We’re standing with our nurses. We’re standing with our firefighters. We’re standing with our correctional officers. We’re standing with our civil servants," said the St. Catherine North Central MP.
She was speaking at a divisional conference meeting on the weekend.