PNP asks public sector workers to be understanding

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The ruling People’s National Party has called on public sector workers to be reasonable in their expectations and demands as members of the Police Federation remain off the job in protest of the Government's five per cent wage offer.
Since Monday, several members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have not turned up for work. This has adversely affected the operations of key sectors of the country.
A media release from the PNP Wednesday has since called for JCF members to be reasonable in expectations and demands, noting the importance of the success of the Economic Reform Programme to Jamaica's Social and Economic well-being.
"In this vein we urge the leaders of associations representing public sector workers to return to and remain at the "bargaining table" and to be mindful of the objective realities which face the country at this time," the PNP release said.
It further said, as an organisation it is committed to doing all that it can to support the achievement of the objectives of the Economic Recovery Programme.
The release added that the PNP is confident that when the objectives are achieved, the Government will be in a far better position to provide salary adjustments which are reflective of and commensurate to the quality of service and professionalism displayed each day by the JCF and other groups across the public sector.

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