Category: Wage Disputes

Civil Servants To Be Paid Travelling Allowances for Christmas

Civil servants will be getting a portion of their retroactive traveling allowances in time for Christmas. The government has accepted a counter-offer from the Jamaica...

Civil Servants Threaten Protests Next Week

The Acting President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association, JCSA, Robert Chung, says travelling officers are prepared to take to the streets next Monday, to press the...

Finance Ministry ‘Assessing Resources’ Following Civil Servants’ Protest

The Ministry of Finance says it’s assessing its resources to see if it’s possible to pay civil servants’ retroactive traveling allowances earlier....

‘We Wah We Retro!” – Civil Servants Restive

Civil servants this morning protested outside the offices of the Ministry of Finance at Heroes Circle in Central Kingston, demanding the payment of their retroactive...

JTA Delegates To Decide on Latest Wage Offer

The Jamaica Teachers Association says it will ask delegates at its annual conference in St. James, to decide whether they’ll accept the government’s...

JCSA Nears Deal with GoJ

The Jamaica Civil Service Association, JCSA, is very close to a wage agreement with the government. Nationwide News understands the union is now finalizing the Heads of...

Public Health Inspectors Reject 7% Wage Offer

Public Health Inspectors have become the latest category of workers to reject the government’s 7-percent wage increase offer over two years, This, as wage...

Teachers seek Update on Wage Talks

The Jamaica Teacher’s Association, JTA, has written to the Finance Ministry, requesting an update on the status of the ongoing wage negotiations. Earlier this...

Correctional Workers Reject 7% Wage Offer

The island’s 1700 correctional workers have rejected the government’s 7% wage increase offer. Following a meeting with the Finance Ministry on Wednesday, the...

JCSA Seeking Flat Dollar-Figure Wage Increase

At least one trade union has changed its wage negotiation tactics, and is now seeking a flat dollar-figure wage increase for its members. The government has offered...