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Correctional officers to meet with Finance Ministry over salary issue

Published:Monday | January 13, 2014 | 8:42 AM

A meeting has been called for Wednesday between representatives of Jamaica Federation of Corrections and officials of the Finance Ministry to discuss salary issues.

Correctional officers have taken issue with the delay by the government to settle the realignment of their salaries.

Last week, the officers and their union issued an ultimatum to the government to take steps to address their concerns saying otherwise, they could not guarantee normalcy in prison system.

Federation Chairman Arlington Turner says correctional officers are not pleased with the payment schedule proposed by the government.

According to Turner, the realignment of salaries paid to correction officers arose from a 2008 ruling by the Industrial Dispute Tribunal and should have started April 1 last year.

Turner says correctional officers are frustrated by the delay in getting the adjustment in their salaries.


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