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Police expect response from Government today on wage issue

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 9:15 AM

The Jamaica Police Federation says it is expecting to hear from the Government by 10 o’clock this morning after the union rejected an offer of a five per cent wage increase.

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 on May 11.

The government has also reportedly indicated that there would be no new allowances payable during the April 2015 to March 2017 contract period.

However, the federation, which represents rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, has rejected those terms.

It has declared that its members will not work beyond their 40 hour work week.

The Police Federation returned to the Finance Ministry last week to continue wage negotiations and has been waiting for a formal response from the Government since.