Correctional officers reject government's revised wage offer

Arlington Turner
Correctional officers have joined other public sector workers in rejecting the Government's revised offer of a 16 per cent wage increase over four years.
Arlington Turner, Chairman of the Jamaica Federation of Corrections, said the group met with delegates on Tuesday to discuss the proposal.
He outlined that the members are not pleased with the idea of a four year contract period and would prefer to continue with two year contracts which are currently being used.  
"The government's four year (offer) says five per cent in year one, two per cent in year two, four per cent in year three and five per cent in year four. We have not accepted that because we need to stick to our two years," he contended. 
Mr. Turner said the revised wage offer was unanimously rejected by members of the Federation. 
The Federation said it will inform the Finance Ministry of the development with a view to continuing negotiations "in good faith".

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