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Civil servants meet Finance Ministry officials, want discounted bus fares

Published:Friday | August 29, 2014 | 8:47 PM

The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) is hoping that the Ministry of Finance will agree to grant bus fare concessions for public sector workers when they met this afternoon.



The meeting is scheduled for 2 o’ clock.



It was called to discuss the impact of the recent bus fare increases on civil servants.



According to JCSA president, O’Neil Grant, public sector workers are already under economic pressure and need the government to do more to help them with transportation costs.



The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has signalled that it does not support a discounted bus rate for public sector workers with the chairman, Dr. Garnett Roper, characterising the suggestion as ludicrous.



Roper insists that there is no basis to grant concessionary fares to the nation’s 135,000 public sector workers.



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