Group Title: Struggle (Kingston, Jamaica)
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Title: Struggle official organ of the Workers Liberation League
Uniform Title: Struggle (Kingston, Jamaica)
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 41 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers' Liberation League (Jamaica)
Workers Party of Jamaica
Publisher: The League
Place of Publication: Kingston
Kingston
Publication Date: March 9, 1977
Frequency: bimonthly[mar.-apr. 1986-]
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Subject: Labor movement -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Jamaica
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Summary: Struggle was published first as a mimeographed newsletter in 1974 when the Workers Liberation League was formed. It was edited by Rupert Lewis and he continued as editor when Struggle became the organ of the Workers Party of Jamaica in 1978. In the 1980s editors included Elean Thomas, Elaine Wallace and Ben Brodie. The Workers Liberation League grew out of the political initiative of academics - Trevor Munroe, Rupert Lewis as well as Don Robotham, Derek Gordon who studied in the University of Chicago in the early 1970s and were connected to activists in the Black Panther Movement and African-American radicals in the Communist Party of the United States. The latter group formed the Paul Bogle League which brought together academics, working class and community activists who read and discussed Karl Marx’s Capital and Lenin’s political writings and sought to build on Jamaica’s radical traditions in the trade union movement and in the People’s National Party from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Paul Bogle League was also involved with the formation of the University and Allied Workers Union in the early 1970s and worked with the Independent Trade Union Action Council. Politically the Workers Liberation League gave critical support to Michael Manley’s democratic socialist program in the 1970s.
Issuing Body: Vols. for -1978 issued by Workers' Liberation League; 1979- by Workers' Party of Jamaica.
General Note: Description based on surrogate of: Issue no. 28 (June 16, 1977); title from caption.
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Apr.-May 1986 (surrogate).
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TVUMEELEPRICE TEN CENTS

OffiCIAL ORGAN Of THI WORKS lIER ACTION IEAGiUE V04 N029

SDITORIAI Workers ay

NO TIME FOR PUT PARADISE INTO



OAm ad tse gr theme et PRODUCTION supporters of the present owner, Dav-
nalism and the big peoplrkers ta k defi- ONE hundred and Paradise Estate and University and Al- id McConnel". It
itely out to make the workers take the twenty five workers make it available lied Workers Union, would also "allow
hole pressure of the present economic and citizens of to the workers to used to be labour- us", the workers
crisis. Whilst they continue to live Shrewsbury District be run as a cooper- ers on Paradise Es- continued, "to pro-
ike big-shots, the big capitalists like in Eastern Portland ative. tate. But they duce food for the
Ashenheim at Wray & Nephew and those at have sent a petiti- were fired by David nation and make a
cryde on & Evelyn are laying off worker n asking Govern- The workers, who McConnel, the es- decent living for
closing down factories, and threatening ment to acquire are members and tate owner, follow- our families and
hard-working Jamaicans with starvation.ing a strike th lves".
.me *ing a strike by the ourselves".
lAr 3flflf workers in 1975 in
Now is not a time for joke. Every work- M o re U nio s support of their The UAWU is taking
er has to stand up and be counted. What claim for the UAWU up the matter ur-
can the workers do? r L A C to represent them. gently with Mr.
F* r L A C Desmond Leaky, Min-
NOT THE ANSWER THE University and come after years of In their petition, ister of State res-
Allied Workers Uni- su fr r e- signed over the ponsible for Land
Kany workers feel that there is nothing on (UAWU), the Doc- s entation on thisrepre last three weeks, Reform, Dr. George
that can be done or that we should wait kers and Marine bodus the workers say Beckford, Chairman
on government to do something or that Workers Union body which includes that the takeover of the Agriculture
both trade union ot
wrkers should take the pittance which DMW and the Nur- d employer repre of the property Task Force of the
the capitalists pay as severance money se Association of sentatives in e- "would end the op- National Production
and try to set up themself in some kind Jamaica were re- ual numbers pression of the Plan, and Mr. Lesl-
of small business. But this can't work cently admitted to people being car- ie Birch, M.P. for
- many workers thought that they could the membership of Both DMWU and UAU ried out by the Eastern Portland.
make it out there on their own but now the Lb Both DMWU and sUAW
they already have the experience that Councila Advisoy hle always strht hn Th
before you look around that money will (AC laws to
finish and then what is there to do improve the rights
The LAC is the body of the workers and Haas t
starve, steal or turn into a criminal. which advises Gov to better their Ha Me t?
S- TELLINGOT THE CAPITALIST TO PAY US ernment on trade working conditions.
OFF IS NOT T WAY OUTunion matters and Struggle is confid- REPORTS have reach- are now working on
BUILD UNIONS laws to do with the ent that the unions ed Struggle that a housing construc-
workers' rights, will use their pos- members of the Jam- tion site in Fal-
THE WAY OUT IS TO DEFEND WORK NOT LAY- ition on the LAC to aican Brigade who mouth are being
The admission of continue these studied construc-
these unions have struggles. tion in Cuba and Ontd. on page 4
Every worker must now bring in a union
to help him defend his job and defend
rights and justice. No longer is it en-
ough to think or to talk about bringing
in a union now is the time for action
before it is too late. The more serious
worker must now today not tomorrow -
get around his brothers and sisters; I
show them that without a union manage-
ment can push them into the street at
any moment. Even what little rights we
have don't mean anything at all without
a union that can bring together workers,
help unite workers together, regardless
of politics, and give workers a weapon
to fight injustice and oppression.
tien the workers bring in the union,
they can't then sit back and relax. They
must show the union people that the time
is too serious for them just to sign up
Workers and draw dues but do nothing. -
The workers must make sure that the uni-
on is on the ball making sure that ma-
nagement doesn't push workers around,
that not one single worker is laid off
when there is work there to do, that
management don't waste money when work-
ers can't see what they are working for.
The workers must show the union leaders
- and the union leaders must realise -
at now is not the time to be fighting

C nMtd. page 3

























SO LONG as no stri-
ng is attached I
think that it would
be good for us. Our
past experience
with capitalist
countries has shown
us that this aid is
to exploit and dic-
tate to us how we
must spend, and who
we must buy from. -
20 year old techni-







WE HAVE been very
friendly with coun-
tries like US, Can-
ada, and other cap-
italist countries
for years and if
we look around us
we will see the
vast unemployment,
the shortage of
schools, health
centres, and other
basic things that
the working people
need to survive.
This in my view is
a result of the po-
litical and econom-
ic control of impe-
rialism over our
country. Now if we
are to get full po-
litical and econom-
ic independence we
need to seek aid
from our true frie-
nds friends that
don't lend us one
dollar to get five
or spend one here
to get ten. We
need to seek aid
from the socialist
community. 30
year old bauxite
worker


*


I DON'T know the
full involvement of
the socialist aid.
But I like to speak
about what I know.
The Cuban gift
school and building
of micro dams is a
clear example of so-
cialist aid. We are
in an economic cri-
sis and what we need
is aid that can ad-
vance our countries
in the interest of
the mass of poor
people. Then soci-
alist aid must be a
must at this time.
- 3SC ecr cd fena-
le factor worker


EDUCATION FOR CHANGE


THE country cannot
build national
self-reliance, the
working people can-
not have the food,
clothing, shelter
that the Government
has pledged to give
with an educational
system which, first
of all does not in-
clude the mass of
the children of the
poor and keeps nea-
rly half a million
of our people illi-
terate despite
what JAMAL has done
so far.

This is what socia-
list, progressive
and patriotic tea-
chers in the TDJTA
were bringing to
the attention of
Government and peo-
ple, at their Gen-
eral Meeting at Mi-
cc Teachers College
on Saturday (March
5).

TDJTA Secretary,
John Haughton, said:
"How are we going
to increase produc-
tion with the pres-
ent level of skill
and illiteracy in
the country? And
how are we going to
get the money to
build all those
schools which must
be built; to train
all those teachers,
who must be train-
ed; to feed all
those children who
must be fed, if
they are to learn?
How are we going to
get the money, if
the economy of the
country is not bui-
lt up in such a way
as to prevent the
wealth of the coun-
try from going ove-
rseas and in the
hands of a local
few? So, education
goes hand in hand
with production and
productivity and
both are connected
with how we organi-
se our country and
its economy".

John Haughton, al-
ong with other pro-
gressive and socia-
list teachers like
Joan French, Paul-
ette Chevannes and
five other TDJTA
members, have been
coming under ex-
treme harassment
from reactionary
elements within the
leadership of the
Jamaica Teachers
Association ele-
ments who are bit-
terly opposed to
any real change in
the education sys-
tem.


At the TDJTA meet- the education
ing, speaker John tem over a pe
Haughton showed how of five years
the type of persons order to set
on the key govern- the road to b
mental boards in ing one which
education had not es the needs
changed since Jam- people and co
aica was a colony
of Britain. He TDJTA says il
brought documents acy can and m
which showed that abolished in


"EDUCATION FOR SOCIAL CUII


the system was bei-
ng run by a body
called the Educa-
tion Advisory Coun-
cil. All teachers
had to be register-
ed by another body
called the Teacher
Registration Board.
And there was also
a Students Advisory
Council.

Teachers at the
meeting showed a
look of surprise on
their faces. They
did not even know
that these bodies
existed. Much less
to have any say as
to who was on them.


Just Demands
"This is why", the
speaker said, "Mrs
Fay Saunders was
saying similar
things about im-
provement in educa-
tion, to what we
are saying in 1977,
and yet the prob-
lems are still the-
re. There have
been numerous stud-
ies and reports.
There was the Mur-
ray report. All
these are in cup-
boards gathering
dust. Why? Be-
cause there are
people in education
who do not want to
see the system
change".

TDJTA has put for-
ward a programme of
demands to change


sys-
riod
in
it on
ecom-
serv-
of our
untry.

liter-
ust be


should also be or-
ganised on a mass
basis. It should
seek the support
and collaboration
of all major orga-
nisations trade
unions, profession-
al organisations,
student organisa-
tions, community
organisations, So-
cial Development
Commission (SDC),
Sugar Workers Co-
operative Council,
etc., who shall
have direct input
into the direction
of policies along
with JAMAL.


Basic Educat on
A National System
of Basic School Ed-
ucation is another
of the TDJTA's de-
mands. Up to the
age of 6 is the
time when most care
of the child is
needed if he/she is
to grow up healthy
in mind and body.
Yet 77,000 children
in the 4-6 category
.I. ~ never enter any
tf4f


our country is to
move forward. And
it sets out ways to
do this.

"Developing more
centres for clas-
ses: schools, chur-
ch buildings, halls,
sheds, people's
yards, etc., could
be used during the
days where possi-
ble, and after wor-
king hours. The
military along with
community councils
and pioneer corps
can help in this
process (e.g. pro-
viding tents, buil-
ding sheds, etc.).

"Encouraging more
literacy teachers
to do voluntary
work in the even-
ings. We believe
that our secondary
school students are
willing and able to
play a vital role
in this process al-
ong with teachers,
especially during
the summer holidays.

"Improving the con-
tent of the curri-
culum and material
to reflect the real
conditions of our
working people."
Use of the media to
mobilize the work-
ing people and pro-
gressive middle
class people in the
task of making all
our people literate
is another demand.
The JAMAL programme


form of school.
TDJTA says a proper
basic school pro-
gramme could be fi-
nanced in three
ways: (a) giving
some tax relief to
companies which
build day-care cen-
tres and basic sch-
ools on their com-
pound for workers'
children; (b) gov-
ernment funding;
(c) community coun-
cils. All three
ways can be used
together.

"Nutrition Hold-
ings Ltd., a Gover-
nment concern, must
be expanded to pro-
vide highly nutri-
tional food to all
child care centres,
e.g. milk, cheese,
eggs, bread, vege-
tables."

The TDJTA also has
proposals on how to
staff and get the
equipment for these
centres.

They have also cal-
led for an end to
the system where
the children of the
well-off get a dif-
ferent education
from the children
of the poor. The
children of the
well-off start out
by going to private
basic and primary
schools the
"Prep" schools.
Here a properly
trained teacher


teaches a class bf
25-30. The child
ren of the poor t
into a primary of
all age school bet-
ween age 6 and 7.
In these school'
large numbers of.
the teachers are
pre-trained and
work under the most
dreadful conditions
Teachers cannot 4-
grade their skills
because of lack of
enough space in the
colleges. The tea-
cher teaches a
class of 70-100.
Is it any wonder
that so many of
these children lea-
ve these schools
barely being able
to read and write?
Is it any wonder
that, with primary
and all age schools
getting 70% of the
Common Eltrance
awards, only 13 out
of every 100 prim-
ary school students
of the awards, 39
out of every 100
prep school stud-
ents get into high
school.

TDJTA says that
there should be a
compulsory system
of 10 years of edu-
cation for all
children.

Democratization
These changes must
go hand in hand
with improvement of
the conditions un-
der which teachers
work in the schools
TDJTA says. They
have called for
permanent appoint-
ment for teachers
after three months
employment in a
school; for all fe-
male teachers to
get three months
maternity leave
with pay, whether
married or not;
more training oppo-
rtunities for teac-
hers; to cut out
discrimination in
teaching on the
grounds of teach-
ers' political bel-
iefs, sex, nation-
ality, religious
beliefs. They have
also called for an
end to the persecu-
tion of Rasta, so-
cialist and pro-
gressive teachers
and that a teacher
be judged by his/
her work and abil-
ity to teach.

But the TDJTA poi-
nted out that none
of these things

contt page 3













a ism and dispel the
lnatiROnal usual class bias so

awards dominant in past
awards.


GOVERNMENT's annou-
ncement of its in-
tention to establi-
sh national awards
for sports offers
hope of recognition
to all our hardwor-
king grassroots
sportsmen-women and
organisers. At
present the Machado
Awards is the big
thing and like most
big things it is
difficult for the
small man to under-
stand the opera-
tions as this is
always a well kept
secret from him.


* The awards be
made on strict ba-
sis of efforts and
on real and not
imaginary standards.

* The national ap-
peal of the sport
to the masses.

* The internation-
al importance (mass
participation) of
the game.

* The level of
competition whe-
ther it be nation-
al, international
or friendly.


national Sports,
who will be con- for tall
trolling these new
awards must now set IN 1973 the King-
about the process ston and St. Andrew
of preparing and Football Associa-
announcing the fac- tion started the
tors which will be Major League Foot-
used to determine ball Competition
who get the awards, based on community
They must also make teams. As usual


sure that the mas-
ses of our sports-
loving people be
given every oppor-
tunity of partici-
pating in these se-
lections if they
are to be true na-
tional awards.

In making the awar-
ds we strongly re-
commend that the
following points be
seriously consider-
ed.

The awards do
not become a thank
you for long ser-
vice, or for some-
one being a "nice
guy".

* The awards dis-
continue the prac-
tice of commercial-


the vocal minority
attacked this chan-
ge they preferred
to have six or
eight clubs and was
clearly against
mass particpation.

Prior to last sea-
son the organisers
expressed serious
feelings about the
anticipated prob-
lems, it being ele-
ction year, and
communities were
being infiltrated
by reactionary for-
ces. They, howev-
er, still went for-
ward and were in-
deed faced with a
number of incidents
which were used to
try and stop the
competition. Match-
es were blown off


due to violence.
The referees deman-
ded special protec-
tion and the med-
ia launched a sev-
ere attack on the
competition and its
organisers. The
competition still
went forward.

On Tuesday, Febru-
ary 22, 1977, at
the National Stadi-
um two strong and
youthful teams from
the communities of
Harbour View and
Liguanea contested
a memorable final
with Harbour View
coming out the win-
ners by the one
goal scored in the
match.

Before the match
the ball boys from
both teams paraded
around the Stadium
with placards spel-
ling U-N-I-T-Y and
those who follow
the news must have
wondered if the re-
cent cases of hara-
ssment by the pol-
ice in both these
communities had
anything to do with
this display. It
does appear that
there is a trend


LENTIRIAt
with one another.
not fighting one ano
time for the union I
ther to fight agains
are out to pressure
than he has ever bee
history of Jamaica.

PROTEST
But even when the wo
union, workers can't
lay-offs just like t
together and talk ou
off. Whenever there
lay-off, every singl
the management toget
body, and make them


developing in which
communities facing
serious problems
are mobilising the-
mselves and becom-
ing more determined
to be victorious.
Last year Boys Town
won the competition
amidst serious out-
breaks of violence
which led to a num-
ber of curfews in
the area of Trench
Town.

We congratulate the
winners and hope
that they and other
sportsmen and spec-
tators continue to


unite and struggle
for victory against
our oppressors both
in the local and
international aren-
as.

gift
THE Cuban gymnasts
gave a competent
and pleasing dis-
play to a fair Sun-
day afternoon gath-
ering at Jarrett
Park in Montego Bay
on Sunday, February
27. They performed
in high spirits de-
spite the unfavour-
able condition of


EDUCATION
could be done if Committee for the
the present bodies Democratisation of
running education Schools to see that.
remain the same. If these things are
things are done in done, needs to be
the old way. The set up by Govern-
new school boards, ment, and made up
containing stud- of representatives
ents, teachers, pa- of the teachers,
rents, etc., have parents and stud-
to be set up. The ents.
Ministry of Educa-
tion must be re- And in the light
structured to res- that education con-
pond to the needs cerns more than one
of education. Right Ministry, there
now, the Ministry should be a unified
cannot even pay te- approach from the
achers' salaries on Government level.
time. A National The TDJTA is cal-


performing outdoors.

It is understood
that their equipme-
nt has been donated
to National Sports
for local gymnasts.
We now hope that
the equipment is
not allowed to rest
in a corner but be
made available to
young and enthusia-
stic gymnasts, and
further help to
broaden our sport-
ing activities, and
aid in making our
masses aware of the
real need of sports.


from page 2
ling on the Minis-
tries of Finance,
Education, Youth
and Sports, Agri-
culture, Health,
Information and
Culture and Nation-
al Mobilisation to
work together to
implement the TDJTA
demands for educa-
tion. And the TD-
JTA is calling on
all organisations,
trade unions, com-
munity groups, pat-
riotic individuals
to give active sup-
port to the demands.


from page 1. I
ihe capitalists are going to take it. Make the public know
ther. Now is the whenever there is any lay-off go to
eaders to get toge- JBC, to RJR, to the Gleaner, to the
t the big people who Dai y N;ews, to Struggle newspaper. Take
the small man more it to the MP, to the Prime Minister him-
n pressured in the self MAKE HIM KNOW THAT LAY-OFF IS NOT
SOCIALISM AND THAT WHAT THE WORKERS WANT
IS JUSTICE. Only when the workers begin
to cooperate with one another more, uni-
rkers don't have a te themselves in the unions, take action
sit down and take to demand that government stop the capi-
hat. We must come talists from closing down only then
t against the lay- will the capitalists learn manners, will
is any sound about the lay-offs be cut down and production
e worker must go to really build up for the benefit of the
her, as a united whole nation.


know that you not


African liberation rally
tions to give mate- a cultural program- thers must recog-
in solidar- rial and moral sup- me of dramatic rea- nise that many
the people, port to the strug- dings, songs and white people have
nd students gle for majority poems was present- died defending hum-
a struggli- rule in Zimbabwe ed. The main theme anrights in Africa


ng against colonia-
lism and neo-colo-
nialism was held on
February 21 at the
Institute of Jamai-
ca.

The rally was spon-
sored by the Afric-
i Liberation Soli-
dtrity Committee.
Ras Historian, cha-
Lrman of the Commi-
ttee, presented the
lain message. In
his message, he
Called on the PNP
government and pro-
fessive organisa-


(Rhodesia). He re-
minded the audience
also of the coloni-
al status of Namib-
ia, and condemned
the racist South
African regime for
its continued viol-
ation of Namibian
territory. Milit-
ant support for the
youth and students
of South Africa,
especially of Sowe-
to struggling for
the end of the ra-
cist regime was al-
so expressed.
After the message,


of this section was
to isolate the role
of US imperialism
in Southern Africa
in trying to prev-
ent the victory of
the liberation
fighters in Zimbab-
we, following the
victory of the MPLA
in Angola.

The rally was mar-
red, however, by
racist views put
forward by some
brothers a view
which saw all white
people as oppres-
sors. These bro-


and in the world.
The assistance and
support given by
the socialist coun-
tries to all peo-
ples struggling for
liberation is ano-
ther concrete exam-
ple that must be
recognised. If


this is not done
these brothers
might find themsel-
ves defending black
and white oppres-
sors. and fighting
against oppressed
people who are both
black and white.


A RALLY
ity with
youths a
of Afric


sport feature,









fl E the old slave system, worse than before.
We must make sure that any, help from the*
Americans is on our terms and not at the*
price of forgetting the struggle against
imperialism. If we have to compromise, i -
is a compromise that help us to go for-
ward not backward.
FSA L E Let us remember the words of Manley on

January 5th:

SWe are the masters in our house and in
our house there shall be no other master
(IRST -N A SEFIES) but us. Above all, we are not for sale.1

MiAY worker s ENF as well as J u are
ieine laid off workers who have been
working in a job for 10, 12 years and Let every conscious worker, let every
no, beine pushed into the streets, unem- progressive Jamaican look to turn these
rloyed fcr the first tire in 12 years words into deeds. It will mean sacrifi
*ent to pay, children to feed, families ce, but we are prepared to take struggle*
tc keep ua, bills t -meet but laid off and to make sacrifice so long as it is
soe with severance, so'e wiAthcut but struggle and sacrifice so that every
none with anything to show after years piece of idle land is taken from the
-f hard labour for the capitalist. Those land gods and given to the country peo-
are still working, whether PhN or ple who want land to work; so long as it*
LF, can hardly live, the pay is so is to make sure that Government take ov-
small, can hardly find roney to pay rent er the main big businesses like cement,
cr buy fcod or pay busfare. Many are the steel factory, factories like St.
wondering whether they are going to be Catherine Textiles to produce clothes
laid off toc. that poor people can buy and other basi
needs like food, housing and shoes.
N ,t only workers but other classes of
People are also feeling it small peo- We are prepared to take struggle and to T
;le who have a skill or who have a busi- make sacrifice so long as it is to make T bute t BUZZ" BUTLER
ness or even a profession like the sure that Government take over the bank Tribute to
srall man who has a furniture store but so that the savings that working people uts
can't keep up because he can't get lumb- put in the banks can be used for our -. e ous


er to buy because or the shortage of
foreign exchange he is feeling it. The
builders, architects and engineers and
other professionals who can't get work
because business in construction is gone
down they are feeling it.




Brothers and sisters, the imperialists
and their agents know that we are feel-
ing it their whole attention right now
is to make us forget about this patriot-
ism, to start looking for money and mon-
ey alone, to go back to them begging for
cash.

The imperialists know that we need food
from abroad in the meantime until we
build up our own agriculture; they know
that we need lumber and steel from abro-
ad for building; they know that we need
machines and materials, so they say
"Forget about Cuba and Castro and the
Soviet Union...Come back to us." "Come
into my parlour", said the spider to the
fly.


benefit, to keep businesses open, provi-
de employment and production for us, and
not for the benefit of imperialism and
the big people.

Let us not follow those whether inside
or outside the Government who want to
take the bait from imperialism and to
draw back. Let us go forward. Of cour-
se we shall need help and we shall get
help from the socialist countries once
we show that we are really serious in
breaking away from imperialism and in
standing on our own two feet.

The socialist countries know what we are
suffering now. They too were once rul
by imperialism but they have struggled,
they have sacrificed and they have over-
come. Imperialism and their agents, ev-
en those who say socialism but don't
mean it those who say socialism only
because Manley says it they know that
Cuba and the socialist countries will
help us. This is why they are against
the mission to the socialist countries
and this is why they are trying to hold
up the Soviet Embassy coming to Kingston.


But, brothers and sisters, if we take
the bait and go back into the parlour, .:'.'ROF
it is right back on the road we voted to JL'.- SECo I A.4
Leave on December 15th, right back into ,. ro


why harassment? page 1
-arassed by 7emrters ,.hev ra hear, 7.-i ing the Government live on the site.
or the security did a cone fi see of Jamaica has a Suppose any of them
orces. -r. hang uc Pon set of guerillas are held with iun.


T-e rost recent in-
cident took place
on February 26 when
some of these work-
ers were awakened
at 5.30 a.m. by ab-
out fifty police
from Falmouth and
soldiers front mont-
ego Bay. The pre-
mises were searched
and one police ask-
ed "Where are the
guns? Wi hear oonu
bad-nan whey go a
Cuta ard train ar.c
come back :.,ae -c.c
ya". A soldier
said "As far as3


rack down ya".

The workers have
written to the Min-
istry of Housing
about the matter
and are now asking
the following ques-
tions:

1. Are these men
paid by reactionar-
ies to probably
come to the site
and plant guns and
ammunition?

2. Does somebody
ar.t to show the
world a lie by say-


trained in Cuba and
living in the is-
land?


what would be the
headlines in the
news media?


3. Why can't some- Something needs to
thing be done about be done urgently
men who are not em- before the situa-
ployed in the pro- tion gets out of
gramme, are not hand.
brigade members,
but who actually


WLL Broadcast

LISTEN TO COMRADE TREVOR MUNROE SPEAK ON
"POLITICAL SITUATION IN JAMAICA",
LISTEN C'T Fro- -


ea '-'.! er: 7r e 1I At


S'itlr m-rc.d :s C leadr of the oilZ-
f *::Cro rs in t:h 19233s. He organis-

t ses In ::- 13? ele tions, but the

-c -P.s irJi s. c bGo'rs m-a-oeuvrad t:

. 4- '-- a.I
' :r ^ 2)^5, ';e -' -twr~id .is fu ra1


i i ais rtibute t Sutler and the
S es ;: :'aged on behalf cf
oe'r;:in" r:ass.




Security Guards

Call For

More Wages.


the Minimum Wage
Law, CPS has not
allowed them any
overtime, and with-
out any explana-
tion.

The guards say CPS
collects much more
from the company
which they guard
with their lives
than they pay but
to them in wages.
The guards are
therefore asking
that their union,
the BITU, investig-


TWC security guards
employed to the
Caribbean Protecti-
ve Services (CPS),
in the Old Harbour
area, spoke to St1-
-a> e on the poor
wages they have
been receiving.

The guards say they
receive $30 per
week, out of which
they have to taxes,
NIS, as well as
support large fami-
lies.


The $30 wage has ate this high-hand
been paid only ad action by the
since the minimum CPS, as they sus-
wage law for secur- pect that the stop
ity guards has been ping of their ovt~
passed. Before the time is to get bahk
law, the guards say at them because of
they received a the minimum wage
little over $20 but for security garwd
they could work a law which thk*
overtime up to $60 guards wholeheart-
per week. Since edly support.
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