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BOJ workers push for salary negotiations to begin

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 5:51 PM

The union representing workers at the Bank of Jamaica have written to the finance ministry seeking to start their salary negotiations.

The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) says the letter was sent to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Horace Dalley, today.

BITU president, Kavan Gayle, says claims for the period April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017 were submitted in March this year.

He says a clarification meeting was requested by the management to clear up any misunderstandings regarding the claims.

This meeting was held on May 7.

But Gayle says six weeks later, there has been no indication as to when the negotiations will begin.

He says there is now growing tension at the bank, and so he is seeking an immediate start to the talks.

The previous labour contract expired on March 31, 2015.