Police disappointed as gov't wage offer unchanged

Sergeant Raymond Wilson
There could be trouble within the rank and file membership of the Jamaica Constabulary Force following Monday's meeting with the government regarding wages.
Sergeant Raymond Wilson, Police Federation Chairman, told RJR News that the government did not improve its wage offer to the police.
"It is more than a slap in the face; it is gross disrespect to police officers, to say the least, to offer them what turns out to be less than a thousand Jamaica dollars per month as an increase in salary, and less than seven Jamaican dollars when you calculate it on a per hour basis," said a disappointed Sergeant Wilson.  
At its last meeting at the Ministry of Finance, the Federation, like other public sector trade unions, rejected the wage offer of six per cent for the 2017/2019 contract period.

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