Release Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016

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MEDIA RELEASE

 

JTA PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS AS THEY GRAPPLE WITH WORK RELATED CHALLENGES

 

OCTOBER 19, 2016

 

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association is saddened by the sudden death of two teachers from Kingston College and the Norman Manley High. Both teachers died in separate incidences yesterday.

Today, a team led by JTA President Howard Isaacs visited both institutions where he expressed condolences to the staff of the institutions. He also extended condolences to the families of the deceased teachers.

And President Isaacs has pledged the support of the JTA as teachers face high stress levels in carrying out their professional duties.

The deceased teachers are, 39 year old, Christopher Gayle of Kingston College and Nadine Trail of Norman Manley High.

Reports are that both teachers died yesterday. Mr. Gayle reportedly fell ill while at school and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

President Isaacs cited a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the JTA and National Health Fund as one of the avenues which will serve to assist teachers.

 

For further information

Contact:  Leaon Nash

Public Relations Officer

Tel.: 874.8162

Email: [email protected]

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