Government makes new offer to pay civil servants retro travelling allowance
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.
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.