2 – Repeated violations of rights
The ITUC Global Rights Index

Jamaica

The ITUC does not have an affiliate in Jamaica.

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Refusal to pay union leaders31-03-2013

Nestle Jamaica refused to pay for the hours taken by trade union delegates to attend a meeting at the Ministry of Labour. To protest against this decision 130 workers at Nestle Jamaica in the central parish of St Catherine went on strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
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Anti-union practices preventing formation of unions in EPZs 31-12-2011
Union busting and derecognition 31-12-2011

It is estimated that 20% of workers belong to a union. Where unions already exist, managers in some companies try to have their recognition recognition The designation by a government agency of a union as the bargaining agent for workers in a given bargaining unit, or acceptance by an employer that its employees can be collectively represented by a union. withdrawn. In the private sector, employers tend to dismiss unionised workers and then re-hire them on short-term contracts with lower benefits.

Government intervention in labour disputes31-12-2010
Few unions and de-recognition of existing ones31-12-2010

It is estimated that 20% of workers belong to a union. In some companies, where a union already exists, managers have tried to get their recognition recognition The designation by a government agency of a union as the bargaining agent for workers in a given bargaining unit, or acceptance by an employer that its employees can be collectively represented by a union. withdrawn. In the private sector, they have a tendency to dismiss unionised workers and then subsequently re-employ them on short-term contracts with lower benefits.

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