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The working-class history of Jamaica

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Women victims of sexual discrimination and sexual harassment at work says world union body
ICFTU Online..., 27 July 1998. Women, often single mothers, are being used as cheap labour in banana and sugar cane production (both export crops) as well as stone breaking, finds the report. There also problems of sexual harassment at work. Government failure to deal with discrimination has been brought up before the ILO Committee of Experts on several occasions.
BNS workers could go on work-to-rule today
The Jamaica Observer, 14 March 2000. Unionised workers at Bank of Nova Scotia are expected to go on work-to-rule today to press their demands for an improved wage package from the bank. The workers are represented by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU).
JCTU to help resolve warders issue
Jamaica Gleaner Online, 14 March 2000. The Joint Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) has offered the University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) its assistance in the issue of the more than 800 prison warders facing disciplinary charges.
Union keen to propose
Kingston Times Sunday, 19 March 2000. The National Workers Union (NWU) has requested a copy of the draft report relating to the Public Sector Entities Project. The union had made a proposal to the ministry outlining a programme for Container Services Limited which would improve its efficiency and effectiveness.
'Unions'side-step Government ruling
By Erica Virtue, The Jamaica Gleaner, 13 August 2000. Public sector workers who are represented by entities other than registered trade unions, have side-stepped the Government's new policy which bars public sector negotiations with non-legal entities. Teachers, nurses, the police and civil servants say that they are not affected by Government's ban because they are either represented by registered companies or the law gives them authority to do so.