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Civil servants issue ultimatum to Government

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 5:40 PM

The Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) has issued an ultimatum to the Government for the payment of retroactive travelling allowances.

The money covers sums from April to October this year.

The Association and some public sector workers took to the street today to protest the move to push back the payment of the money.

The government had reportedly agreed to make the payment this year, but has now pushed back the date to the first quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year.

The move has upset the more than 3,000 travelling officers represented by the trade union.

Second Vice-president of the JCSA Jullian Corrodus, says the workers remain restive.

Corrodus says today the union wrote to the Ministry of Finance indicating that the payment must be made this year.

She says the union cannot guarantee normalcy if it doesn't get an early response from the ministry for meeting to discuss the matter.


Second Vice-president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, Jullian Corrodus

She says the union hopes to hear from the ministry by tomorrow.