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Rank-and-file police reject latest wage offer from government

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:02 PM

The Jamaica Police Federation has rejected the latest wage offer from the government.

The police federation says the offer was rejected after in-depth consultation and analysis of the proposed four-year wage increase.

In its latest wage offer, the Ministry of Finance had proposed increasing the wages of rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) by a total of 16 per cent over the four years.

Six per cent in year one, no increase in year two, five per cent in year three and five per cent in year four.

The federation says the finance ministry made a second a proposal.

Five per cent in year one, two per cent in year two, four per cent in year three and five per cent in year four.

The police union says no increase is being offered on existing allowances and the government is not entertaining granting any new allowances.

The police federation says it will be responding with a counter proposal to the Ministry of Finance later this week.

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