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Jamaica: PNP objects to massive increase for Parliamentarians


(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it strongly objects to a massive salary increase for cabinet ministers and members of parliament (MP), which was announced on Tuesday by the governing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

In a statement, the Opposition said the salary increase was done without the government first having satisfactorily addressed the serious disaffection of many dedicated teachers, nurses, police officers and other civil servants arising out of the flawed public sector compensation restructuring exercise.

“This decision was made by the Government, without any consultation with the Opposition other than to seek our political non-objection to the decision when it was already made,” the statement read.

It went on to say that Jamaica’s public servants have “tirelessly served our nation, often under difficult circumstances, and are deserving of fair and equitable compensation for their contribution to the nation.”

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