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JCTU on wage negotiations

Published:Tuesday | March 18, 2008 | 11:34 AM

The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) said it is close to reaching an agreement with government regarding wage and fringe benefits for public sector workers.



Acting President of the JCTU, Wayne Jones said he is hoping to sign off on the third memorandum of understanding between government and its employees before the budget is read later this month.



Mr. Jones said the latest wage offer from government is for a 15 percent increase in year one and 7 percent in year two.



He said the new agreement would address issues regarding productivity within the public sector, and that disabled persons are set to benefit under the agreement.