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Police union calls Dalley "deceptive, unethical, premature"

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 5:20 AM
Horace Dalley

The Jamaica Police Federation is accusing minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Horace Dalley of being deceptive, unethical and premature in his statements on the level of wage increase the Government can afford.

It has given the government until today to indicate when wage talks will resume.

The Government has proposed to increase the basic wages of public sector workers by five per cent.

Speaking with RJR News last week, Dalley said the offer would remain despite protests by some unions.

 

Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Horace Dalley speaking with RJR News

However, in a statement on the weekend, the police federation said the government is yet to present it with an offer as it had promised to do following a March 11 meeting.

Chairman of the union, Sergeant Raymond Wilson, says in light of the absence of a meeting, the statement from Dalley is worrying.

He says Dalley’s remarks are tantamount to take it or leave it.

And he says this could undermine the trust and good faith on which healthy negotiations are based.

It says if its central committee does not get any notification it will call an island wide meeting to determine how to respond.