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JMDA to meet with Finance Ministry to discuss wage offer

The Ministry of Finance and the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association are to meet in the coming days to continue discussions on the government's wage offer under the compensation review system.

The Doctors had previously rejected the government's offer placed on the table.

But speaking with Radio Jamaica News, President of the JMDA, Dr. Mindi Fitz-Henley says she is hoping that the parties will make some progress in the talks this week.

She admitted that her members are growing increasingly frustrated with the long delay in reaching an agreement "We are seeing other unions being able to sign and being promised retroactive money for the month of December, we know that it have been very difficult for us to get meetings it has been a lot of back and forth...it has been us begging for meetings essentially."

Dr Fitz-Henley listed the number of sticking points to be resolved with the Finance Ministry including duty and sessional rates "We have been asking for them since the first meeting in July and that has been a hold up for us because we are not able to fully work out and determine their package without having these figures."