Nurses in limbo following wage talks with gov't

Carmen Johnson
Public sector nurses are in wait and see mode following wage negotiations at the Finance Ministry on Wednesday.
The Ministry returned with its six per cent wage offer.
As was the case with the police earlier this week the Ministry is now proposing a four per cent increase in year one and two per cent the following year.
But there was more bad news for the nurses as they were told that their fringe benefits would have to be put on hold, virtually setting them back to where negotiations started. 
According to Carmen Johnson, President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), the government is to send its proposal in writing to the group, to which they will respond by Monday. 
They will then await the next date to conclude negotiations. 

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