The Government has reportedly offered to pay cops an average salary increase of $122 per day over the next four years.
The proposed increase would apply to sergeants, corporals, and constables. The offer has been rejected by the Jamaica Police Federation, which represents cops up to the rank of inspector.
Federation chairman Corporal Arleen McBean said the members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force have been experiencing high levels of destitution
IN PHOTO: Dr Horace Chang (centre) Minister of National Security, jokes with Fitz Jackson (second left), Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Major General Antony Anderson (left), the Commissioner of Police, and Calvin Allen, Senior Superintendent of Police during the launch of the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch at Harmon Barracks in Kingston on August 29, 2018.
With the government failing to put an improved offer on the table, the nation’s policemen and women have vowed to step up their claims to improved wages and salaries.
Arguing that enough is enough, the Federation has called a series of meetings to discuss its next steps.
“It is inconceivable that the Government of Jamaica believes that an overworked and underpaid police force portrays prosperity in an uncertain economic environment. This we classify as a mockery encapsulated with lip service and empty promises,” the Federation said.