Medical Doctors Mull Over Govt’s Latest Wage Offer

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The Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association, JMDA, says it’s members are to mull the government’s latest wage offer.

The 2017-2019 contract period is what’s currently under negotiation.

But, according to JMDA President, Dr. Elon Thompson, the government’s new offer has added two additional years to the wage talks.

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The first option on offer would see a 6-percent increase in year one. There would be no increase in year two.

Then, there would be a 5-percent increase in year three and another 5-percent increase in year four. The second option on offer would see a 5-percent increase in year one. A 2-percent increase in year two, then a 4-percent increase in year three and 5-percent in year four.

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William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.