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No need for an ultimatum from nurses, insists Health Minister

Radio Jamaica, April 25, 2007 Health Minister Horace Dalley is taking issue with the decision by the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) to issue a two week ultimatum on the Government. The Association has given the Government until May 10 to pay outstanding sessional allowances, failing which there could be protest action. But Mr. Dalley has responded by stating that the NAJ's action was unnecessary. He told RJR News that the door was open for NAJ officials to raise their concerns instead of resorting to threats. Mr. Dalley disclosed that efforts will be made to address the issue of unpaid allowances. ... No

NAJ serves ultimatum on the government

Radio Jamaica, April 24, 2007 The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has given the government until May 10 to pay outstanding allowances to registered nurses. This was revealed by head of the NAJ's Socio-Economic and Welfare Committee, Noel Julius. He was speaking with the RJR News Centre after a meeting held by the nurses Tuesday to discuss salary related issues. “A plan of action has been devised to ensure that the government honours the agreement and as a result of that we will be monitoring things very carefully,” said Mr. Julius. ... NAJ

Nurses disgruntled by broken promises

RJR, April 20, 2007 Trouble is again brewing in the public health sector as registered nurses are reportedly in a militant mood. The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) says its members are upset as they are yet to receive some of the benefits included in a Heads of Agreement signed with the Ministries of Finance and Health last year. As a result, nurses island-wide have been summoned to an extraordinary meeting called by the NAJ for next Tuesday to discuss the next course of action. ... Nurses

Nurses satisfied with response to 48-hour ultimatum

Radio Jamaica, February 7, 2007 The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) says it is now satisfied with a Government response after it issued a 48 hour ultimatum regarding registered Nurse Midwives. On Monday, NAJ members voted unanimously to give the Ministries of Finance and Health a specific time to pay a special on-call allowance to registered midwives. Speaking with RJR News Wednesday afternoon President of the NAJ, Edith Allwood-Anderson, said the association is satisfied with the agreement. ... Nurses

Nurses want outstanding issues resolved with govt

Radio Jamaica, January 26, 2007 Another row is brewing between the Government and the island's registered nurses. The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has served an ultimatum on the Ministry of Health giving it until next Wednesday to address all outstanding issues concerning the transfer of its members to regional health authorities. At the end of last month, all registered nurses who fell under the Public Service Commission were transferred to the four regional health authorities. The transfers formed part of the reorganisation of the public health sector. But it has been revealed that scores of nurses were transferred without being appointed to their posts. ... Nurses

Nurses could strike after failed wage negotiations

Radio Jamaica, August 25, 2006 The threat of industrial action is again hanging over the country's health sector. This follows the breakdown of wage talks between the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) and the Ministry of Finance Thursday night. Both sides refused to budge during talks at the Ministry of Labour. Representatives of the Finance Ministry told the nurses that the government will not be offering them anything more than the 22 per cent over two years that is now on the table. But this has not gone down well with the President of the NAJ, Edith Allwood Anderson, who has warned that there could be more disruptions in the island's health sector. ... Nurses

Nurses reject salary offer

Jamaica Gleaner, August 24, 2006 Threats of industrial action are once again looming in the health sector as nurses are still unsatisfied with what the Government has stated is its final wage offer. The Government had offered the nurses 22 per cent over two years for levels three and up, and 24 per cent over two years for levels one and two nurses. However, the nurses are requesting an 80 per cent pay increase in the first year and 40 per cent in the second year. ... Nurses

Nurses not satisfied despite new wage offer

Radio Jamaica, August 21, 2006 The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) says it expects to receive a comprehensive response Monday from the government on its wage claims. President of the NAJ, Edith Allwood Anderson, told the RJR News Centre that she expects a broad based document which will enable her team to examine the government's response ahead of a meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday. The NAJ President said the anticipated document contains items related to both finance and health. But it was patently clear that the NAJ head is far from satisfied with the progress that has been made. ... Nurses

Nurses Association of Jamaica awaits new salary offer from Government

Petrina Francis, Jamaica Gleaner, August 21, 2006 The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) is expected to know today if the Ministry of Finance and Planning has made any changes to its salary and fringe benefits offer. "We are expecting to be sent a response from the Ministry of Finance through the Ministry of Labour tomorrow and based on that, a meeting will be conveyed on Wednesday," Edith Allwood-Anderson, president of the NAJ, said yesterday. Asked if the NAJ was optimistic that it would get a favourable response from the Finance Ministry, Mrs. Allwood-Anderson said her association's executive members will peruse the document "and see what is taking place". ... Nurses

Nurses await draft wage proposal from Finance Ministry

Radio Jamaica, August 20, 2006
Members of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) hope to receive a draft proposal from the Ministry of Finance Monday. This is according to NAJ President Edith Allwood-Anderson. The Finance Ministry held two meetings the NAJ on Friday. For several weeks the nurses have been clamouring for improved wage and fringe benefits. Last month, the nurses embarked on industrial action in support of their demands for an 80 per cent pay increase in the first year and a further 40 per cent in the second year of the new agreement. However, the government said it could only afford a 22 per cent pay hike over two years for level three and 24 per cent for the same period for levels one and two nurses.
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Nurses, doctors, police wage battle continues

Jamaica Gleaner, August 7, 2006 Government will be busy this week as it is slated to continue three major wage negotiations with public sector workers. The groups are the island's nurses, doctors and the police. Executive members of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) will return to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security tomorrow, having again failed to reach an agreement with the Government on current wage negotiations. The association had returned to the Labour Ministry on Friday after they also failed to reach an agreement with the Government following more than eight hours of negotiations on Thursday. ... Nurses

Nurses, government of Jamaica to meet again

Jamaica Gleaner, August 2, 2006 The Nurses' Association of Jamaica (NAJ), and representatives of the Finance and Health Ministries, are to meet at the Labour Ministry today in yet another attempt to resolve the nurses' wage impasse. Meanwhile, the Police Federation will also be resuming wage negotiations with the Finance Ministry today. Yesterday morning, the NAJ and the Government ended a meeting at 1:30 PM without reaching an agreement. ... Nurses

Nurses and police enter the ring again to settle wage dispute

Radio Jamaica, August 2, 2006 Executive members of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) and officials of the Ministries of Health and Finance are now meeting at the Labour Ministry in another attempt to settle the nurses wage dispute. The meeting started sometime after three Wednesday afternoon with the parties expected to continue to discuss issues which were put on the table when they last met. However even as the Labour Ministry attempts to broker an agreement, the nurses remain convinced that the intervention of Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller could settle the dispute. ... Nurses

Nurses continue wage talks

Jamaica Observer, August 2, 2006 The island's nurses who have been at loggerheads with the government for months over increased wages are expected to resume negotiations today at the Ministry of Labour. But yesterday, Edith Allwood-Anderson, president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), said after emerging from yet another marathon meeting that ended at 2:00 AM Tuesday morning, the nurses were still not satisfied with the wage talks. "We went through some preliminaries on Monday and we will resume tomorrow (today) at 3:00 PM," Allwood-Anderson told the Observer yesterday. ... Nurses

Nurses and government to resume wage talks

Radio Jamaica, August 1, 2006 Representatives of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) will return to the bargaining table Wednesday afternoon to resume wage talks. A marathon meeting which ended early Tuesday morning at the Ministry of Labour failed to resolve the bitter wage dispute involving the registered nurses and the Ministry of Finance. The meeting which started at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon ended at 1 o'clock. Monday's meeting was organised as part of a back to work agreement reached last Friday with the NAJ following two days of protest by its members. ... Nurses

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