Industrial Relations Climate
Working Conditions – Jamaica has established a declining unemployment rate, which does not necessarily means opportunities for workers are increasing. It is understood that those leaving the workforce to retire are older, more highly skilled workers, while those entering the workforce are younger and unskilled. In Jamaica, job training and secondary education is generally poor, hence the younger workforce cannot expect high paying jobs. Unemployment is particularly high among women and younger workforce.
Labour unions existed in Jamaica before political parties came into being: the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union was formed in 1938 to ...view middle of the document...
Industrial and political violence has been a recurring feature in Jamaican life since 1970’s and has help decrease the attraction of Jamaica for those looking to locate industries in Jamaica.
Competitiveness of the Private Sector
According to a letter which was written in the letter of the day in the Gleaner newspaper, it was mentioned that the local private sector needs to improve its international competitiveness in order for Jamaica to succeed in this highly globalised and interconnected world.
1) The provision for the relevant concession period shall as respects an approved hotel enterprise or an approved extension of a hotel, be 10 years.
2) The Minister my by order declare to be a special development area for the purposes of this Act any area defined in such order
3) It shall be lawful for the Minister by order made under subsection (2) to specify the relevant concession period, being not less than eleven nor more than fifteen years, in respect to an approved hotel enterprise or an approved extension of a hotel in a special development area defined in such...