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Give workers their pound of flesh

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM


The Government finds itself between a rock and a hard place. The public-sector workers smell blood and are demanding their pound of flesh.

But this is so because successive governments have spent the last 53 years sowing to the wind and so they can't escape the whirlwind that is swirling around their heads.

Public-sector workers are hungry because our wages have been frozen for six, years which have seen our standard of living declining and our cost of living climbing.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international monster that does not mean developing countries like ours any good. In the 1970s, it was branded here in Jamaica as 'Is Manley's Fault'. It is now 2015, and we do not want to perpetuate the labelling of our Government as 'uncaring and wicked'.