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One-off payments under the Public Sector Heads Of Agreement 2012-2015



Ministry of Finance and Planning | 2013-04-30 00:00:00

The Ministry of Finance and Planning wishes to reiterate that the one-off payments of $25,000 under the Heads of Agreement for 2012-2015 has been programmed into the Medium Term Economic Programme and the amounts will be paid to all full time employees who are permanent, temporary or on fixed term contracts in Central and Local Government and Public Bodies without exception over the period of the agreement.

The payments will be made as follows:
•    For contract period 2012 - 2013, payment will be made in August 2013
•    For contract period 2013-2014, payment will be made in August 2014
•    For contract period 2014 - 2015, payment will be made in August 2015
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Additionally, part time workers working at least three days per week are to be paid $12,500 per annum and payments are to be prorated based on the period of service of each affected employee. For example, if persons were employed from April 2012 – June 2012 they would be entitled to receive payment for three (3) months i.e. (25,000 /12 ) x3 = $6,250.

Contrary to reports in the media, at no time was the offer of a one-off payment made or approved under the Heads of Agreement for the period 2010-2012. Under that arrangement the GOJ and the Unions agreed to a period of wage restraint and signed off on a menu of social and economic benefits.

The GOJ remains committed to continuing the dialogue with the unions during this period while the Government is embarking on fiscal consolidation and management to secure a sound future for Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise family and do business.

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