The Police Federation says it’s insistence that a better package be given to rank and file members of the Constabulary is the main disagreement in ongoing wage negotiations with the Government.
The Government has offered a 16-percent increase over 4 years wage deal to public sector workers – including members of the constabulary.
The administration has insisted that’s the best offer it’s able to make at this time.
Police Federation Chairman, Corporal Arlene McBean, says the Federation is pressing for a better salary and fringe benefits offer to its members – in particular Police constables.
Several major unions including the Jamaica Teachers Association, JTA, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, BITU, the National Workers Union, NWU, and the Jamaica Civil Service Association, JCSA, have already inked the 16-percent increase over 4 years wage deal.