Jamaica

The ITUC does not have an affiliate in Jamaica.

In practice

Freedom of association / Right to organise

Barriers to the establishment of organizations:

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 withdrawn.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.

Few unions and de-recognition of existing ones
31-12-2010

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 withdrawn.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.

Restrictions on trade unions' right to organize their administration:

Refusal to pay union leaders
31-03-2013

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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Right to collective bargaining

Limitations or ban on collective bargaining in certain sectors:

Anti-union practices preventing formation of unions in EPZs
31-12-2011

Right to strike

Undue interference by authorities or employers during the course of a strike:

Government intervention in labour disputes
31-12-2010
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