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Police divisions still affected by 'sick out'

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2015 | 6:04 PM

There are still indications that some police divisions across Jamaica continue to be affected by the sick out by hundreds of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members.

The rank and file members are protesting, despite a court order, to press their demands for an improved wage offer from the Government.

St Elizabeth, St Andrew, Kingston and St James are some of the worst hit parishes.

Commanding officer for St Andrew Central, Senior Superintendent, Fitz Bailey, says it will take at least until tomorrow for things to get back to normal.

And he says sufficient officers are present to ensure basic activities are done throughout today.

It is not clear whether the Police Federation had called off its industrial action.

Yesterday, in dismissing the court injunction obtained by the government, the union said sick cops cannot go back to work until they are better.

Up to yesterday more than three thousand of the 11,000 member JCF had called in sick, since the protest action started on Monday evening.