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Charles Summons Employers/Trade Unions to Discuss Lay-Offs

Minister of Labour and Social Security(MLSS), the Hon. Pearnel Charles, has invited employers and trade unions to a meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston, Thursday morning to continue discussions on the issue of redundancies and lay-offs. Mr. Charles told … Continued


Early Stimulation Programme a Success

Director of the Early Stimulation Programme in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Antonica Gunter-Gayle, has pointed out that over the last three years, public interest in the programme has grown significantly. “Last year, we had 700 children up … Continued


Japanese Specialist to Assist Business Sector

The Jamaica Productivity Centre will be partnering with Japanese product improvement specialist, Makoto Oyama, to provide technical assistance to a number of public and private sector organisations over the next two years. Mr. Oyama, who has over 30 years of … Continued


Labour Ministry Training Young People for Job Market

With the impact of the financial crisis crunching down on world economies, and concerns about job losses increase, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), through its Special Youth Employment and Training (SYEAT) project, is preparing young people for … Continued


Labour Unrest Victims of 1938 Remembered

A commemorative civic ceremony was held in Islington, St. Mary on Tuesday, May 30, to honor four citizens of the parish who lost their lives during the labor unrest of 1938. Caleb Barrett, Archibald Franklin, Thaddeus Smith and Felix McLeggon … Continued


Minimum Wage Moves to $2,000 Per Week Nov. 1

Effective November 1, the National Minimum Wage will be increased by 11.1 per cent to $2,000 per 40-hour work week, up from $1,800. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Horace Dalley Minister of Labour and Social Security, Horace Dalley, who … Continued


Twelve Vehicles Handed Over to PATH

Twelve pickup vans valued at over $12 million have been handed over to Parish Mangers at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security to carry out social work, public education and training for the Programme of Advancement Through Health and … Continued


168,000 Children to Benefit from PATH

Minister of State in the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Senator Floyd Morris, has said that some 168,000 children aged between zero and 17 years will benefit from the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), by the … Continued


Increased Investment Brings 5,190 New Jobs

Joseph Matalon, Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), has reported a 37.6 per cent increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the past year, moving from $10.6 billion in 2002 to $17 billion in 2003. The increased investment has resulted … Continued

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