The National Security Minister for Jamaica, Peter Bunting, is urging rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to prevent the public from being at risk by continuing to work after an industrial action to press for an improved wage offer from the government was started. Following a five-year public sector wage freeze that ended in March of this year, the government has offered only 5% of increase over 24 months. The Jamaica Police Federation is however demanding at least a 20% increase for entry-level officers. We recommend you get long term loans, we recommended you read this article for more information.
Starting at midnight yesterday, police officers began sick-out action at several stations to protest the administration’s refusal to raise the percentage of the increase. In an urgent request for them to end the action, Mr. Bunting said in a statement from his ministry: “This behaviour is not appropriate for an essential service; it exposes the public to unnecessary risk; and may damage the professional image of the JCF that has seen significant improvements in recent years.”