Union representing public sector workers says wage negotiations nearing end
Vice-president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) Helene Davis White says it’s likely that the union will conclude its wage negotiations with the government when they next meet.
Davis White says the union, which represents over 40,000 public sector workers, has already taken the government’s offer to some of its senior members.
She says while the members have rejected the seven per cent increase being offered by the government, the union has signed off on 30 of the 33 wage claims agreed with the government.
Davis White says the other points on the wage claim now on the table surpasses the seven per cent increase that the government is offering.
The JCTU vice-president also says special emphasis was placed on lower income public sector workers in securing these cash and non cash benefits.
Davis White says she expects to meet with members of the Ministry of Finance next week.