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Government makes new offer to pay civil servants retro travelling allowance

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 2:31 PM

The Government has proposed to pay a portion of retroactive travelling allowance owed to public sector workers next month and the rest in April 2016.

Second Vice-president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, Jullian Corrodus, says the proposal was put to the union by the Ministry of Finance at a meeting on Friday.

Corrodus says the union is to hold discussions on the offer and give a response to the finance ministry by Wednesday.

 

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

The proposal is a change in the original position of the government.

It had earlier proposed to settle the arrears in the first quarter of the 2016-2017 financial year.

However, the union and workers have opposed the decision.

Last week, they staged a protest demanding that the outstanding travelling allowance, which covers April to October this year, be paid before the end of 2015.