Trade unions representing more than 60 per cent of public sector workers have now signalled that they accept the Government's wage offer.
According to the 2018/2019 Fiscal Policy Paper presented by Finance Minister, Audley Shaw, unions representing 66 per cent of Central Government's workforce have indicated agreement to a four year contract.
The Policy Paper revealed that a second Supplementary Estimates of Expenditure will be tabled by the end of next month to facilitate payment of the increased amounts for 2017/2018.
The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions last weekend dismissed claims by some of its members that it signed a wage agreement with the government on February 13, while ignoring their concerns.
The University and Allied Workers Union; the Union of Schools, Agricultural and Allied Workers; the Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel and the United Union of Jamaica have all opposed the four year deal.
They claim it will not benefit the workers they represent.