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Jamaica NWU reports partial progress in resolving dispute with JPS [IRIE FM] 10-05-2024

Jamaica JPS on 72 hour strike notice [RJR News] 05-05-2024

Jamaica Teleperformance Jamaica, UNI Global Union and BITU Trade Union announce new agreement [UNI Global Union] 26-01-2024

Jamaica The evolution of the Shipping Association of Jamaica [The Gleaner] 16-01-2024

Jamaica UTech academic staff reportedly restive, students' union concerned about grades [The Gleaner] 01-01-2024

Jamaica BITU welcomes digital transformation, upskilling of labour force [The Observer] 13-11-2023

Jamaica Simon Black discusses unionization’s empowerment of Jamaican domestic workers [Brock U] 09-11-2023

Jamaica IDT rules CTL employees were unjustifiably dismissed after 2016 strike [The Gleaner] 05-11-2023

Jamaica Brock researcher delivers report on domestic workers’ rights in Jamaica [Brock U] 13-10-2023

Jamaica Household horrors! Domestic workers union hopes to see silence broken on traumatic tales of sexual harassment in the workplace [The Gleaner] 26-06-2023


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NWU reports partial progress in resolving dispute with JPS 2024-05-10 [IRIE FM]

JPS on 72 hour strike notice 2024-05-05 [RJR News]

The UWI, union leaders ink interim wage agreement 2024-05-03 [The Gleaner]

JTA applauded for 60 years of advocacy 2024-04-02 [Jamaica Observer]

Workers at Spectrum Management Authority issue 72-hour strike notice 2024-03-23 [The Gleaner]

Trade unionist calls for publication of full Finsac report 2024-03-15 [Jamaica Observer]

Teleperformance Jamaica, UNI Global Union and BITU Trade Union announce new agreement 2024-01-26 [UNI Global Union]

UCASE unhappy with pace of salary talks at UC Rusal 2024-01-25 [The Observer]

The evolution of the Shipping Association of Jamaica 2024-01-16 [The Gleaner]

Lab technologists return to work at National Public Health Laboratory and National Blood Transfusion Services 2024-01-11 [Radio Jamaica]

Public sector dentists decry lack of adequate resources 2024-01-07 [Radio Jamaica]

UTech grades released following talks 2024-01-06 [The Gleaner]

UTech academic staff reportedly restive, students' union concerned about grades 2024-01-01 [The Gleaner]

BITU welcomes digital transformation, upskilling of labour force 2023-11-13 [The Observer]

Canada shines light on gender equality champions in Jamaica 2023-11-09 [The Observer]

Simon Black discusses unionization’s empowerment of Jamaican domestic workers 2023-11-09 [Brock U]

IDT rules CTL employees were unjustifiably dismissed after 2016 strike 2023-11-05 [The Gleaner]

Jamaica Labour minister tours Canadian farms amid reports of death of Jamaican worker 2023-10-25 [The Gleaner]

Brock researcher delivers report on domestic workers’ rights in Jamaica 2023-10-13 [Brock U]

Security guards' fight goes back to court 2023-08-21 [The Observer]

Med techs move to act against UTASP 2023-08-20 [The Observer]

Tourism Workers Pension Scheme Pulls in $876 Million 2023-07-29 [Turbo News]

NWC, unions iron out five-point agreement 2023-07-19 [The Gleaner]

NWC workers issue 72-hour strike notice 2023-07-09 [The Gleaner]

Bureau of Standards employees restive 2023-07-03 [Radio Jamaica]

Unions want urgent resolution to dispute between HEART, employees 2023-06-26 [The Gleaner]

Household horrors! Domestic workers union hopes to see silence broken on traumatic tales of sexual harassment in the workplace 2023-06-26 [The Gleaner]

Techa Clarke-Griffiths elected first female president of 104-y-o civil service union 2023-05-28 [The Gleaner]

Labour Day: the ILO and workers’ rights at home and abroad 2023-05-24 [The Gleaner]

Civil servants vote for a new leader 2023-05-12 [The Observer]

BPO sector mulls AI, union representation 2023-05-12 [The Gleaner]

Displaced MBMBC commuters facing high transportation cost 2023-05-05 [The Gleaner]

MoBay Metro drivers withdraw services amid salary dispute 2023-04-28 [The Gleaner]

Immigration officers on strike over Government’s compensation review exercise 2023-03-14 [CNW]

Time to regularise construction workers 2022-08-28 [The Gleaner]

Canada 'Employers treat us like we're not human beings' 2022-08-21 [The Gleaner]

Jamaica Ontario Jamaican migrant workers in Ontario pen open letter likening conditions to 'systematic slavery' 2022-08-21 [CBC]

NSWMA sanitation workers withdraw strike notice 2022-07-20 [The Gleaner]

Social scientist welcomes move to introduce paternity leave 2022-07-15 [Loop]

Jamaica: General secretary Dalton Wint resigns after team refuse to play 2022-06-07 [BBC]

Salary consultations with unions to conclude in 6 months, 'no worker will be worse off' - Finance Minister 2022-05-16 [Gleaner]

MoBay tax office workers strike over 'malfunctioning AC' 2021-06-23 [Jamaica Observer]

Is the Jamaican government giving BPO investors the “green light to disregard labour laws”? 2021-03-09 [Equal Times]

En Jamaïque, un boom des services de support à distance au mépris des lois du travail 2021-03-08 [Equal Times]

Global Is the Jamaican government giving BPO investors the “green light to disregard labour laws”? 2021-03-08 [Equal Times]

UAWU: “Labour ministry launches COVID-19 Labour Market Task Force” 2020-12-17 [IUF]

Union research highlights crucial role of state and ICT in quality education during COVID-19 and beyond 2020-08-31 [Education International]

Women trade union leaders preparing for the future 2019-10-02 [BWI]

Women's football team go on strike in protest at not being paid for historic World Cup performance 2019-09-08 [The Independent]

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This month in labour history


9-05-1935 Port workers in Kingston refused to load the MV Costa Rica. One of their complaints was that they were not being paid for their lunch hour and demanded a settlement. They won their demands. [more]

13-05-1935 Workers loading bananas in Oracabessa went on strike, rioted, cut power lines and blocked roads to stop scabs. British colonial authorities sent in armed police to suppress the strike, but strikes spread. [more]

19-05-1935 200 banana loaders employed by the United Fruit Company in the port in Kingston went on strike. British police later opened fire, wounding one woman but the strike spread. [more]

21-05-1935 Port workers in Falmouth went on strike. When the employers threatened to use strikebreakers, the strikers rioted. British police opened fire, killing one worker. [more]

26-05-1938 Kingston was brought to a halt by a general strike after a police massacre of striking construction workers. When British authorities ordered the arrest of a popular leader, this sparked further strikes. [more]