Supreme Court To Rule On June 3 In Matter Regarding Police Overtime Pay

The Supreme Court is to rule on June 3 in the legal battle between the government and the Police Federation concerning overtime payment to rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.   The High Court on Tuesday reserved judgment on whether the government should pay billions of dollars to the cops.   The Federation says its members are owed $40 billion plus interest.   Efforts to reach an out of court settlement collapsed late last year after the government reportedly offered a $10 billion package.   An official of the Ministry of National Security gave testimony on Tuesday regarding the procurement of the software used to calculate overtime payments.   The Police Federation filed a lawsuit in 2019 against the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Security, the Attorney General and the Police Commissioner complaining that its members had been working more than 40 hours per week without being paid.   The Federation argued that this was in breach of the 2008 heads of agreement