The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has reached an agreement with two more unions on the new restructured public sector compensation system.

The latest unions to sign off on the system are the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors, JAPHI, and the Staff Association of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education, CASE.

Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, says the number of unions who have signed agreements with the Ministry is now at 17.

Dr. Clarke says the Ministry is working to finalize agreements with the remaining unions which have not yet signed.

The Finance Minister says it’s the Government’s commitment to implement a public sector compensation that is fair, transparent and sustainable.

He says every public sector worker will be better off financially when the new system is implemented.

Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service.

The new compensation system will be implemented over three years with an effective date of April 1, 2022 and will cost approximately 120 billion dollars over the period.