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Police to limit overtime work after rejecting government's wage offer

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 8:46 AM

The Police Federation has instructed members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to limit overtime following its rejection of the government's wage offer.

The government formally proposed a three per cent increase in year one and a two per cent increase in year two to the federation at a meeting Tuesday.

Chairman of the Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson says the government also said there would be no new allowances payable during the April 2015 to March 2017 contract period.

According to Sergeant Wilson, the offer has been flatly rejected. 

He says the federation has written to the Divisional heads of Formations in the force to insist that all rank and file must be detailed within the confines of the 2008 Heads of Agreement which addresses the 40 hour work week.

The Police Federation Chairman says with immediate effect, no member of the force should be detailed in excess of 50 hours per week.

Sergeant Wilson is urging members to be decisive vigilant, and resolute in this respect.

The Police Federation is to return to the Finance Ministry to continue its wage negotiations on Thursday May 21.