Jamaica

Construction workers wildcat and go-slow in Jamaica

More than 50 workers at a construction site in Lewisville, New Market in St. Elizabeth on Monday joined the scores of Jamaican workers demanding increased wages.

Babylon Burning: West Kingston lock-down and police killings in Jamaica (2001)

Lock-down in Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston, Jamaica, 2001

In the summer of 2001, police locked down parts of the downtown area of Kingston, Jamaica. This contemporary leaflet reports on the event, and examines the background to the violence that makes Jamaica the state with the largest police 'kill-rate' (per head of population) in the world.

Jamaican electricity workers wildcat strike

Wildcat industrial action by employees of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) yesterday led to power cuts affecting some 58,000 customers in seven parishes around the country.

Labour rebellions of the 1930s in the British Caribbean region colonies - Richard Hart

Buckley's riot, 1935

A brief overview of the numerous struggles which occurred in the British Caribbean during the 1930s, which led to the introduction of many trade union rights across the region, written by Jamaican trade unionist Richard Hart.

Jamaican labour minister intervenes to try and avert hotel strike

William Alexander Bustamante - founder of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union

Labour Minister Derrick Kellier has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow with contractors, as well as the two major trade unions representing the more than 2,000 workers at the Fiesta Hotel site in Hanover, in light of a threat by disgruntled workers to lock down the project.

None shall escape: Radical perspectives in the Caribbean

Snippets of the experiences of George Myers, more commonly known under his pen name of Joseph Edwards, or as Fundi, the Carribean Situationist, in text and audio format.