The Jamaica Civil Service Association, JCSA, says the government has failed to set a date for wage negotiation talks with the public sector workers it represents.

The JCSA had given the Finance Ministry an ultimatum to meet with them by today.

President of the JCSA, O’Neil Grant says the Ministry responded yesterday saying it would inform them today of the date for a meeting.

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He says the workers were hoping the wage talks would be progressing smoothly by now. But he says so far the six percent wage increase offer over two years is insufficient.

Mr. Grant says the workers are annoyed at the government’s proposal to freeze all allowances.

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