Prime Minister Holness says the government will intensify the pace of public sector reform.
He says reducing the wage to GDP ratio can no longer be ignored.
The message comes as trade unions have repeatedly refused to accept the government’s wage offer for the 2017-2019 contract period.
The Prime Minister says he recognizes the sacrifices by public sector workers. He says the objective is not to separate these workers from their jobs.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness was delivering his New Years message.