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Doctors reject government's seven per cent increase

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 7:44 PM

Public sector doctors represented by the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) have voted against accepting a seven-per cent increase in wages from the government.

JMDA President, Dr Alfred Dawes, says the association completed consultations across its four regions yesterday and the doctors voted to reject the proposal.

The government had initially proposed to give public sector workers an increase of five per cent.

It subsequently increased its offer by two percent, for a total of seven percent.

However, Dr Dawes says the offer is not enough.

He says the association will send an official letter to the Ministry of Finance outlining its counter proposal.

 

JMDA President, Dr. Alfred Dawes