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​Be guided by Employment Termination Act – Police Federation to gov't

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:28 PM
Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson.

Chairman of the Police Federation, Corporal Raymond Wilson, is suggesting the government use the Employment Termination Act to guide its decision in prescribing the notice period for resignations by rank and file members of the police force.

Speaking this morning on Independent Talk, Sergeant Wilson said the Federation is not mandating a specific notice period at this time.

However, he says he does not think the recent change to the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act that requires police personnel to give six months' notice or face a fine or prison term is reasonable.

 

Sergeant Wilson says the police union was caught off-guard by the change to criminalise breaches of the notice period, especially since it is presently involved in the process of reviewing the Act that governs the police force with the various stakeholders.

 

Chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant Raymond Wilson

The Federation chairman says it is only interested in getting what is fair for the rank and file members of the police force.