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Cops sick-out intensifies

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 1:30 PM

It appears that the sick-out among rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has intensified with fewer cops showing for duties at police stations across the island today than yesterday.

There are reports that as many 50 police personnel didn't report for duties in Portmore, St Catherine this morning.

Several other police stations across the island are now operating with far fewer than their usual complement of personnel today.

However, there has been a strong turnout of police personnel in Clarendon.

Yesterday, operations at a number of police stations were affected as scores of police personnel didn't show up for work.

The operations at several parish courts were also affected.

The action by rank and file cops coincides with their rejection of the latest wage offer from the government.

Representatives of the Jamaica Police Federation met yesterday with finance ministry officials to continue wage talks.

But it’s understood that the only variation to the government’s offer was for a 4 per cent increase in year one of the contract and 2 per cent in year two.

The Government had previously offered a three per cent increase for each year.