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Gov't to present wage offer to police next week

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2013 | 4:20 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Government is to present a wage offer to the police next week.

Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Horace Dalley made the disclosure while making his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament, yesterday.

Five police groups did not participate in a wage freeze agreement signed in March.

Dalley says 85 per cent of public sector workers have agreed to a wage restraint, a prior action to sealing the deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He says negotiations with outstanding public sector workers are far advanced and the Government is confident that agreements will be reached soon.

In order to cut the size of the public sector wage bill, the IMF had set a target of 70 per cent for public sector workers to agree to a wage restraint until 2015.


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