Tag: workers

BUSINESS

U.S. Workers — See You Later Alligator   

A record 4.5 million workers in the United States quit their jobs in March. According to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, resignations from people in the professional and business services sector, as well as construction increased significantly last month. The overall exit rate moved up to three percent, a level not seen since December 2021. Support […]

BUSINESS

Workers Give Amazon Nosebleed In New York

There was no letup in New York when Amazon workers took to the poll to vote for a trade union to represent their interests. This is the first time the company will have to meet a trade union at the bargaining table since its U.S. operations. Workers at a warehouse in New York voted 55% in favor of joining the […]

BUSINESS

British Company Sacks 800 Employees Via Video Call

British shipping company P&O Ferries invoked condemnation for its action by firing 800 employees with the view of having them replaced with cheaper agency workers. Employees were told via a video call to get off the ship as it was their final day of employment. Some refused to leave their ships in protest and were forcibly removed. P&O said it […]

BUSINESS

American Workers Exit The Job Market In Millions

Americans quit their jobs at an all-time monthly high of 4.5 million people, at the end of November. That figure surpasses the previous high reached in September when 4.4 million people left their jobs. Leisure and hospitality companies, such as restaurants, bars, and hotels, saw the greatest number of employee exits, with more than 1 million workers quitting in November […]

BUSINESS

Starbucks Move To Have Its U.S. Workers Vaccinated

Starbucks is taking the bull by the horns by demanding that all its U.S. workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly as of February 9, in keeping with a federal mandate as the Omicron variant advances across the country. According to press reports, Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver told the company’s domestic workforce of roughly 220,000 employees […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Rakes In US$1.2 Billion From Tourist Arrivals Since The Start Of The Year

Since the start of the year, tourists continue to show up on Jamaican shores in vast numbers. Consequently, the island has earned US$1.2 billion from 1.1 million visitor arrivals since the start of the year. According to Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, arrivals are much higher than last year. “That performance is seeing a 22 per cent increase in our earnings, […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Opposition Party Leader Calls For Contract Workers To Get Benefits

Dr. Peter Phillips, the People’s National Party led Opposition Leader in making his contribution to the Budget Debate recently stated that a PNP government under his watch will end contract employment as it seeks to create a more equitable society. Dr. Phillips said contract employment denies workers the rights and benefits won for them by the trade union movement. He […]

Jamaica

Wanted — More Jamaican Workers!

Jamaica’s Minister of Labor and Social Security, Shahine Robinson, has disclosed that senior executives of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), the second largest cruise company in the world, have advised that they need more Jamaican workers. Minister Robinson said, “In discussions with some of the top brass of RCCL, which included the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean International, Michael […]

COMMENTARY

Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago?

Them belly full but we hungry A hungry mob is an angry mob A rain a-fall but the dirt, it tough A pot a-cook but the food no ‘nough — Bob Marley Karl Marx defines the working class as individuals who sell their labor for wages and who do not own the means of production. This, of course, includes both […]

NEWS

The Philippines In A Rift With Kuwait Over The Abuse Of Filipino Workers

Kuwait has expressed strong disapproval regarding the conduct of Philippine Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa, charging “inflammatory comments,” and “inappropriate behavior.” This follows Philippine diplomatic staff, who were seen in a viral video rescuing an abused Filipino domestic worker. According to a press report, Kuwait served protest notes to Villa and summoned him. The report noted that a spokesperson for the […]