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Labour news from the Caribbean


Antigua


Barbuda


Bahamas

Court Crushes Union Over Melia Gratuities 2015-07-18 [Tribune 242]
140 Btc Staff Get Extra Time Before Losing Jobs 2015-07-01 [Tribune 242]
Union President Dismisses Btc's Security Concerns Amid Layoffs 2015-06-27 [Tribune 242]


Barbados

BIDC/NUPW settlement? 2015-07-25 [Today]
'Consultation still key to solving impasse' 2015-07-25 [Barbados Advocate]
'Disorder in Port - CEO upset over latest Customs walk-out' 2015-07-24 [Barbados Today]


Belize

BEL: Management Vs Union, The Gloves Are Off 2015-07-22 [News 7]
KHMH on go-slow, workers agitate for raise 2015-07-19 [The Reporter]
The Christian Workers Union cover up 2015-05-15 [The Guardian]


Bermuda

City Hall rally marks Workers’ Day 2015-05-02 [The Royal Gazette]
BTUC Celebrates International Workers Day 2015-04-24 [Bernews]
W&E staff stew over performance appraisals 2015-04-09 [The Royal Gazette]


Caribbean

Union leaders share ills 2015-07-20 [Newsday]
'Barbados public workers stage protest march; govt warned of more action' 2015-07-07 [Caribbean 360]
'St. Lucia trade union supports industrial action in Barbados' 2015-07-07 [Caribbean 360]


Cayman


Cuba

Who Says There Are No Strikes in Cuba? 2015-08-01 [The Times]
Railway workers clean damage caused by derailed cargo train in Central Cuba 2015-06-23 [ACN]
GIRSCC’s director denied access to headquarters of ILO in Geneva 2015-06-06 [GIRSCC]


Dominica

LIME Dominica makes 28 employees redundant 2014-02-01 [TDN]
Gov’t, police at odds over salary increases 2012-11-23 [Dominica News online]
Government, PSU faceoff over salary negotiations 2012-11-20 [Jamaica Gleaner]


Dominican Republic

Workers of Haitian Descent: A Legacy of Discrimination 2015-06-25 [Solidarity Center]
Better Lives Sought for Larimar Miners 2015-04-18 [VoA]
Union leader decries ‘secret talks’ to waylay workers’ benefits 2015-04-09 [Today]


Grenada

NDC greets Grenada workers on May Day 2015-05-01 [Spice Islander]
Workers’ Concern VS Business Interest 2014-11-15 [Spice Islander]
Trade unionist speaks about “booing” during May Day celebrations 2014-05-11 [The Spice Islander]


Guyana

The UGSSA is not a recognized union 2015-07-02 [Stabroek News]
Some workers at Oldendorff only on short-term contracts 2015-06-27 [The Stabroek News]
GAWU credit union asks GuySuCo to resume deductions 2015-06-26 [The Stabroek News]


Haiti

Workers Not Sharing in Nation’s Economic Growth 2015-03-12 [Solidarity Centre]
The union of BRANA obtained the support of an international coalition 2015-03-02 [Haiti Libre]
Workers Say They Were Shot for Asking to Be Paid 2015-02-14 [Solidarity Center]


Jamaica

JTA says no to across-the-board $4,000 wage increase for public servants 2015-07-25 [The Gleaner]
'Public sector agreement likely by next weekend' 2015-07-24 [Jamaica Observer]
'Public sector wage deal in sight?' 2015-07-23 [Radio Jamaica]


Montserrat


Suriname

Workers strike at IAMGOLD mine 2011-08-03 [Business Week]
Strike shuts down Canadian owned gold mine 2011-08-03 [AFP]
Strike shuts down gold mine 2011-08-03 [The Star]


Maarten


Vincent


Grenadines


Kitts


Nevis


Lucia


Trinidad and Tobago

'Duke: Half billion by Aug 21, or else' 2015-07-28 [Trinidad Newsday]
'PM: Wage packages for security agencies settled' 2015-07-27 [Trinidad Express]
Sugar’s bitter legacy - Workers ‘used and abused’ in the political arena 2015-07-19 [The Guardian]


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