jamblog.jpg  A Classroom in Jamaica Members of the Jamaican Teachers Association (JTA) are furious that they are still owed back pay which had been promised to them The JTA and the Government had signed off on a deal which would give teachers in public schools 80% of private sector salaries. The shortfall was due to be paid in three tranches between December and June. However none of the money has been paid and the government says it cannot afford the $78 million which this would cost. Teachers complain that not only are they facing a shortfall in their salaries but their schools are also facing major cutbacks because of the economic crisis. Some members of the JTA say they are very angry with their union for not standing up to the government.