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Air traffic controllers to hear Gov't wage response today

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2013 | 1:15 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Air traffic controllers are expected to get a response from the government today regarding their wage claim.

Representatives of the Air Traffic Controllers' Association have been called to meeting at the Ministry of Finance to discuss the matter.

Air traffic controllers have expressed frustration at the protracted wage negotiation.

The association and their employer the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority have been at odds for months over the wage deal.

That is why it asked the finance ministry to intervene.

The association insists that it will not accept the heads of agreement, signed with other trade unions, being imposed on its members.

That agreement has seen public sector workers foregoing a wage increase for four years.

In June, the Ministry of Labour was forced to go to the Supreme Court to get an injunction barring air traffic controllers from further industrial action.

The court action came after two days of a sick out by the air traffic controllers.

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