The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) has submitted a request to the Ministry of Finance for a 60-percent increase in wages for public sector workers over two years.

Executive member of the JCTU, Keith Comrie, says the group is seeking a 30-percent increase in each year.

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He says the wage claim was submitted to the Finance Ministry on Monday.

Mr. Comrie says wage negotiations haven’t started yet. But there was a meeting with officials at the Finance Ministry yesterday. He says the Ministry has indicated it wants to make changes to the vacation entitlements of public sector workers.

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Mr. Comrie says the Confederation has asked to see the hard copy of the document with the proposed changes.