Police Accept 7%

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The membership of the Police Federation has voted to accept the Government’s seven per cent wage offer, ending months of dispute.

On Friday, the Federation called its members to a meeting at the National Police College where a vote was held on the matter.

150-members voted to accept the wage offer, seven abstained and 29 members voted to reject the offer.

The vote comes less than a week after the Supreme Court pushed back an application brought by the Government against the Jamaica Police Federation in a related industrial dispute.

In its application, the Attorney General is seeking a declaration that the industrial action taken earlier this year by rank and file members of the police force is in breach of their oath and duty under the Constabulary Force Act.

The Attorney General is also seeking a declaration that section 59 of the Act prohibits members of the force from taking industrial action.

The police federation is opposed to the application.

The hearing is now set for February 8 and 9, 2016.

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