Jamaica: Pan Caribbean Sugar latest redundancies

On 20 January, reports Jamaica media, three hundred and eight five workers will lose their jobs in Monymusk and in Frome, two sugar factories run by Pan-Caribbean Sugar. Two hundred and seventy nine mostly farm workers in the former; one hundred and six evenly split between farm and factory operations in the latter.

Union representatives said that these figures bring to about 1,250 jobs made redundant since the end of the 2015/15 crop year (June 2015), and there is no clarity on what would happen to the workers, both in terms of receiving their severance payments and whether there will be a chance to be rehired.

Pan-Caribbean represents the Chinese COMPLANT International Sugar Industry Limited to which Government divested its sugar assets at Monymusk, Frome, and Bernard Lodge in 2011.

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1 comment

    • Miriam Wanyama on January 29, 2016 at 7:22 am

    My goodness don’t these workers have a legal framework to save them? If the labour laws and country laws are working,then union representives should take legal action.Unless those workers never signed a contract.

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