SAN JUAN – Jamaica’s Finance Ministry resumed talks Friday with representatives of 11 trade unions over a possible pay increase for public sector workers, a ministry spokesperson told Efe in a phone interview.
The Jamaica Observer has reported that the unions rejected the ministry’s proposal for a 5 percent raise over two years.
The ministry official did not provide details on the agenda of the meeting.
The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions, or JCTU, spoke out in February to demand a pay hike of 30 percent phased-in over two years.
Public sector workers’ wages have been frozen since 2010, according to the JCTU.