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Police, government to sign wage agreement today

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 8:56 AM

The Police Federation, which represents rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), is expected to sign a new wage agreement with the government today.

The signing of the Heads of Agreement for the 2015-2017 Contract Period is scheduled to take place at 12 this afternoon at the Ministry of Finance’s Heroes Circle offices.

Under the deal, the Police Federation will receive a seven per cent increase in salaries for the contract period, with a four per cent increase in the first year and the remaining three per cent in year two.

The signing will conclude months of testy negotiations between the government and the Police Federation.

The Police Federation is one of two public sector groups which have not yet signed the government’s wage deal.

There is no word on when the other group, the Jamaica Medical Doctor’s Association will formally ink the deal.