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Police Federation says gov't dragging out wage talks

Corporal Arlene McBean, head of the Police Federation
 
The Police Federation is accusing the government of dragging out wage negotiations.
 
Corporal Arlene McBean, head of the Federation, says the Finance Ministry responded to the Federation following last month's rejection of the latest wage offer.
 
"The unfortunate thing, and the thing we regard as very disrespectful to us, is that they were unable to give us a date. We suggested a date because we want to continue the negotiation process with a view to bring closure to it," she stated. 
 
She said the cops are restive and are insisting that they will not accept the government's offer of 16 per cent over four years. 
 
Corporal McBean insisted that the Police Federation will ensure that rank and file members of the police force are not short-changed. 


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