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Government to submit new wage proposal in writing to Police Federation

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 9:21 AM
In this file photo minister with responsibility for the public service, Horace Dalley, speaksss with Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips.

The Government is to submit its new wage proposal in writing to the Jamaica Police Federation following a meeting between the union and finance ministry officials yesterday evening.

The meeting ended last night with neither side divulging the details.

Horace Dalley, the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance, who is leading the negotiations for the government, wrote to the Federation on Monday inviting it to attend the meeting amid a sick out by cops.

The police have rejected the previous five per cent wage increase offered by the Government.

The Jamaica Teacher’s Association has already disclosed that the latest offer to them by the Government is seven per cent.

And the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions has also confirmed receiving an improved offer, but it has not said what the new percentage is.

On Thursday night the Supreme Court denied an application by the Jamaica Police Federation to have the injunction barring cops from taking industrial action for the next 28 days set aside.