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New wage offer for public sector workers

by January 24th, 2018

A new wage offer has been placed on the negotiating table for public sector workers.

Representatives from the Finance Ministry made the improved offer at a meeting with the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, JCTU, yesterday.

President of the JCTU, Helene Davis Whyte says the union is hopeful that an agreement will be reached soon, as the new offer meets the JCTU’s criteria for creativity and flexibility.

 

While declining to say whether the new offer is in double digits, Mrs Davis Whyte says the Executive of the JCTU is meeting this morning to discuss the proposal, before recommendations regarding a settlement are made.

 

President of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, Helene Davis Whyte.

 

The new offer follows, the Prime Minister’s issuance of new instructions, after wage negotiations broke down between the unions and technocrats from the  Finance Ministry.

Public sector workers had twice rejected a 6 percent wage offer.

In the meantime, the nation’s teachers are to meet for another round of talks with the government  next Tuesday, January 30, while negotiations with the nurses, will continue next Thursday, February 1.

 

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