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Montague begs cops not to strike

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 6:07 PM
National Security Minister Robert Montague (right) hands over the keys to one of the newly acquired used vehicles to Police Federation Chairman Sergeant Raymond Wilson - Lionel Rookwood photo

National Security Minister Robert Montague is appealing to rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to abandon any plans to embark on a strike.

Montague says he's aware of messages that cops plan to take industrial action on December 23.

Cops across the island called in sick for several days last week to protest the pace of wage negotiation with the government.

The police are adamant that they will not accept the government’s wage offer of 6 per cent over two years.

Addressing a press conference Tuesday afternoon to hand over vehicles to the JCF, Montague said any widespread strike by police personnel will go against the country’s national security.

 

National Security Minister Robert Montague

He appealed to cops to allow the negotiations to take place without any disruption to public safety.

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