Federation Again Rejects Wage Offer, Vows To Remain ‘Firm’

The Jamaica Police Federation has still not accepted Government’s wage offer.

This follows yet another meeting between the Federation, that represents rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.

The Federation is the only major bargaining unit so far not to accept the Government’s offer of 16 percent wage increase over four years.

In a statement today (Thursday, September 27) following the latest meeting of the Central Committee, after two days of wage negotiations, the Federation said “the Government of Jamaica continues to pay scant regard to the rank and file members of the JCF.”

It said the Government offer has “not reached the threshold of acceptance” The Federation said it cannot afford to be “distracted by the 80% of the public sector workers that have signed” agreements with the government.

It said it will continue to have discussions with members but will remain firm “in its efforts to achieve a livable wage” for members.

By Franklin McKnight

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