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Labour news from the Caribbean


Antigua


Barbuda


Bahamas

Union Leader Doubts Govt Will ‘Acquiesce’ To More Labour Reform 2017-03-25 [Tribune 242]
Union Chiefs Slam Govt Proposal For Strike Poll Obstacle 2017-01-28 [Tribune 242]
Kfc Managers Take Strike Vote 2017-01-14 [Tribune 242]


Barbados

A top union official is claiming that more than 80 per cent of the workers who were recently sent home by the Freundel Stuart administration have been rehired 2017-03-25 [barbadostoday]
Union boss raises red flag over internal ballot 2017-03-18 [barbadostoday]
Some Massy staff may go home 2017-03-18 [nationnews]


Belize

Supreme Court has ruled on a BNTU Strike before 2016-11-25 [The Guardian]
Education union forces government to agree on its demands 2016-10-25 [Education International]
National Teacher’s Union Votes to Put Strike on Hold 2016-10-19 [News 5]


Bermuda

Industrial action was ‘unlawful’ 2017-01-17 [The Royal Gazette]
Furbert warning over ferry jobs 2017-01-03 [The Royal Gazette]
Disruption of buses irresponsible — minister 2017-01-03 [The Royal Gazette]


Caribbean

IndustriALL builds presence in the Caribbean 2016-12-06 [IndustriALL]
Unions for RBC workers join forces 2016-11-02 [The Guardian]
Unions' joint call for government action on contract labour 2015-12-12 [IndustriALL Global Union]


Cayman


Cuba

State Companies Want to Reinstate Worker Vigilance 2017-03-17 [Havana Times]
Four workers dead in bridge collapse 2016-11-24 [Reuters]
Four workers dead in bridge collapse: Canada miner Sherritt 2016-11-24 [Reuters]


Dominica

Teachers and families need help after TS Erika 2015-09-05 [Education Internationa]
LIME Dominica makes 28 employees redundant 2014-02-01 [TDN]
Gov’t, police at odds over salary increases 2012-11-23 [Dominica News online]


Dominican Republic

Medical Association and government return to talks 2016-09-01 [Today]
Hundreds of Dominican Food Workers Win Union 2016-06-06 [Solidarity Center]
The Haitian sugar workers denied Dominican Republic pensions 2015-12-25 [Equal Times]


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

Workers Revolt in France’s South American Colony 2017-03-27 [Telesurch TV]
Proposals floated to sell off several sugar estates, shed non-core operations 2017-01-01 [The Stabroek News]
GPL puts contracted workers, managers on standby , in wake of industrial unrest 2016-12-20 [Demerara Waves]


Haiti

Staff strikes again shutter Haiti’s public hospitals 2017-01-20 [Salon]
“Haiti needs new narratives” – and the Haitian people deserve our support 2016-11-03 [Equal Times]
2 day strike announced in public transit 2016-08-24 [Haiti Libre]


Jamaica

Jobs are on the line as Scotiabank restructures 2017-03-25 [The Daily Herald]
Scotiabank plans to cut nearly 100 jobs, says trade union 2017-03-22 [loopjamaica]
Opposition warns against jeopardising tourism pension fund 2017-03-21 [The Observer]


Montserrat


Suriname


Maarten


Vincent


Grenadines


Kitts


Nevis


Lucia


Trinidad and Tobago

'Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) not buying Shamfa apology over TDC action' 2017-03-22 [Trinidad Guardian]
Minister, CWU meet today over TDC closure 2017-03-21 [The Guardian]
Workers fear more job cuts 2017-03-20 [Guardian]


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