The Nurses Association of Jamaica, NAJ, says they’ll reject the government’s latest wage offer following a meeting with Finance Ministry yesterday.
President of the NAJ, Carmen Johnson, says the government slightly adjusted their stance in negotiations today; this time offering a 4-percent increase in year one and a 2-percent increase in year two.
This still amounts to six percent over the 2017-2019 contract period under negotiation.
Ms Johnson says that offer isn’t ‘tenable’ for nurses at this time.
Ms Johnson says the nurses will make their position known in writing.
However, she says they’re looking forward to continuing negotiations at the earliest possible date.
Meanwhile, the police and the government were locked in another negotiation meeting last evening.
The government offered the same terms to rank and file members of the Constabulary on Monday.
The Police Federation has since rejected the offer.