Group Title: Struggle (Kingston, Jamaica)
Title: Struggle
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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: July 14, 1977
Frequency: bimonthly[mar.-apr. 1986-]
biweekly[ former -july 13, 1984]
monthly[ former aug. 1984-feb. 1986]
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Subject: Labor movement -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Jamaica   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Jamaica
 Notes
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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Give land to the

o p Comrade Munroe the last Agricultu-
outlined the facts ral Census (1968-69
"pe o p e of who has the and it has not cha-
land and who is nged since), you
pESPITE the militant struggles of the of the WLL, Minist- poor and suffering will see that
slaves, despite the struggles of Paul er Hugh Small, Bro. and don't have the 10,000 poor farmers
Bogle and the small farmers of St. Tho- Edwin Jones of the land". in St. Thomas have
,as, five big barons still own most of UWI and others were "The people in to share up among
Ibe land in St. Thomas. particioatinq in a St Thomas can tell themselves, the


This was pointed ers and students at
iut by Comrade Tre- Stony Gut, the his-
Ior Munroe, General toric site of the
ecretary of the Bogle struggle, on O,
'orkers Liberation Thursday, July 7. TO '"
league, when he Comrade Munroe, MPER TI iS
spoke to over 2000 along with Comrade
Soor farmers, work- on Robotham, also

D ITORIAL


TOO SOFT
*HAT is happening to government's land
reform programme? Th( country people
ire demanding land and an end to the
rule of the land barons, but government
is being too soft on the landgods.
Money for the Land Lease programme
has been chopped in half. At Morant
Bay, the Prime Minister told the audien
ce that the new Pioneer farms and commu-
nity enterprise organisations will not
have much financial support. Is this a
condition of the IMF?
Each year since 1974, Land Lease has
been putting less and less farmers on SMALL FARMERS, WORKERS AND STUDENTS say "We want the right
the land. 33,000 acres leased in 1974/ Thomas, July 7.
75; only 9,650 acres were leased in -
7 only 9,6o0 acr es were leased i 0 political education you that the land worst rockstone
farmers were placed in 1974/75, only session at Stony in this parish is land in the parish
arme5,950 were placed in April 197/77. Hownly Gut when discussio- owned and controll- amounting to 14,80
is the government going to meet its tar- ns on the making of ed by 5 people, no acres. This means
s get of 1erment gin thi s year while t a people's consti- more than 5. And that the average
spending o 0,00 fme s than it did in 1 ? tution were launch- when you look in amount of land tha
spending even less than it did in 1976? ed.
"Capitalist pressure" is being appli- ed
ed by land barons like Roper of the Jam-V
aica Livestock Association and big farm-
ers inside the PNP to take the teeth outy
of the new land law and to keep the land
in the hands of the land gods and the
government is backing down again.
Now they are saying that "developed"
land will not be acquired under the new
law, but purchased at full val ie from
the landlords, where necessary. Where
is the money to come from? What money
government has should go to help cut the
small man, not to give more to the big
people.
SInstead of backing down to the land
barons, the government should put a lim-
it on how much land any one man can own.
No man should be allowed to own thousan-
ds of acres and rule over tens of thous-
ands of people regardless of whether his
land lies idle or not.
All progressive forces inside and "GIVE THE LAN1D TO POOR PEOPLE" Comrade Trevor Murnoe
outside the PNP and the government must speaking to small farmers,orkers and students at Stony Gut
put on the pressure to stop government on Thursday, July 7. At left is Ccmrade Don Robothan who
bowing to the landgods and to get serio- spoke about the Morant Bay Rebellion.
us land reform on behalf of the poor.
KNaii i!iiiiieSN&sN~f kkfeiki!


,
0


.t


each of the poor
farmers in St. Tho-
mas had, was a lit-
tle over one acre -
a little over one
acre to support
themselves, their
families, their
children 1968-69.


And as the brother
(from St. Thomas)
says, all aow is
the same conditi-
on.
"When you look at
the other side, ac-
cording to the gov-
e: mnent figures in
th- Census, 34 big
farmers in St Thom-
as, controlled amo-
ngst themselves
56,494 acres of
land. Multiply
10,000 small farm-
ers by five and you
get the family to
50,000 who have to
live on 14,800 acr-
es which is 1.5
acre per family.
And 34 of the big
men have for them-
selves 56,494 acres.
This means that
each one of the big
man dem in St Thom-
as, control up
1,661 acres...While
the poor man, the

(Contd on page 3)


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SGovt. workersl- :
want a,


:better deal

S GOITITIONs for
the tens of thous-
Sands of government
Workers is duo to
begin between the
Government and tie
unions sofon. These
gcvenment workers
Shave not received U"WE NTEND to m"ae Qwtnicter Cein 3 iti er7q Ze to the hwl nation in em ol
San increase since "1 organasaton md wc enteg e at, aand.w' t eat ders. w arin lefi are Erott Miay
f1974. These work- $C0prisotiana Walmee, ?air an :etgeee n lthue OFe pd, le tey im akins
wers have had 3 yeas hby s her, ts rwe Autiur YcLeod, a d *slgey b Jukiea.
* rs of suffering, 1 Ban ister m t ran
awhile the cost of living jumped over the ty Organisation
moon. U
S Government workers like all other wo- E n
*rkers have had to sit back and watch pr- p o a
ices rise daily. These workers have had
a to sit back and watch the government r
fail to take the necessary action again- THE Banister Commu- ive. daily using flood launched a drive
:st the big man who control the food im- enity Cmimunity Org- Through serious irrigation, claims raise f da and
deportation and who with the supermarket a anisation (BCO) struggles in which that he has no wat- teraals to bi
*owner are responsible for the high pric- whidh was formed in the members had to er to sell to the basic ,O ood tk
es. Jauar this year, fight hard for the- coop. But members the eea the
lDITION OF GOVERNMENT WOReERS emis aoiigr ahead to Ir demand, 30 farm- are determined that vi e hih waos
At present there are workers working educate an l pani- era in the organis- whatever water is he~ on July I,
,from 1944 only getting $30 per week, se, he poor people ation have been in the well must be ea t co ;ect
with family to feed, house, clothes, *in Old Hr)mr, Bo- granted 120 acres shared so that the gh rmoey ttby
school fees among other things. The awers, Bannister, at Colbeck under coop can get some to start these 8a
:majority of government "sub-staff" work- :Red Ground, Colbeck Land Lease. The too. 'o way will w s. vieaCth
oers are daily paid even though many have :and other nearby main problems came one land-baron have person sister
up to 20 years service and more. This a communities in St about because of water for his 400 stiata Wallace 4
means that they are not on staff and do Catherine. the shilly-shally- acre property while Brother Errol mali
not enjoy the small benefits which staff This organisa- ing of certain off- 30 poor people and Secretary to the
workers get. These workers can be fired a tion has as its icers in the Minis- their families just Basic School Comp
anytime and are not paid for any day main aim, to uplift try of Agriculture, beside him are left ttee, are responsi-
they can't work. 3 the poorer classes who are acting as to starve because ble for this drive.
: Unionised workers in government do of people in that if they are not in- they cannot get wa- Contributions can
:not get any pension. This is even after area. terested to see the ter to cultivate be in materials,
as much as 30 years service. There are The organisation cooperative establ- even 100 acres in tools or money and
Eno benefits for these workers when they took up the strug- ished and more food food for themselv- can be sent to any
Reach age 60; they are just thrown out gle in January to produced for the es, the community of these two people
into the street to starve. Without a :get land for land- people of this cou- and the nation. c/o Bannister Com-
r:ilitant union these workers never get less farmers in the ntry. The property) The farmers in unity organisatia
,a.y rights. Government workers have be- area. In a letter is 350 acres and the organisation Bannister District,
1z promised from the days of Shearer signed by Chair anr there is sufficient plan to register Old Harbour P.O.
tjihat they would get a pension. But just Gerald Wright which land for the coop their coop as the
llike Shearer, promise remain promise. &was published in and for those who Colbeck Farmers Co- In the article
The question now, however, is how much a (article do not want to join op. It is to be visional City Con-
longer must these workers wait for just- "Eannister Farmers the coop. run by a committee ference" in the
Vice. Want Land"), the The struggle at of 5 members Cha- last issue of S~t,
1VACATION LEAVE DAYLIGHT ROBBERY a BO hadhcalled on present is to get irman "Desi" Wright, s (#29), 10,000
3 The majority of unionised government the Agricultural water from a well Brother Wes Dawkins, was put as the nm-
l*orkers are supposed to get 14 days vac- Task Force and the owned by a land- head of the Farming of people in
aton leave. This is what the govern- Ministry of Agricu- baron next-door. Comittee, Bro. C- t Actual
m wnt's own regulations say. But this is Iture to acquire This will be no ifford Smith, Auth- 0,000 families!
nut so. These workers lose 4 of these 1one of 4 properties easy battle since ur McLeod and Bro. eant. There are
a lays every year without pay. Normally for its members to this capitalist, Popus McCalla. ver 50,S.00 people
a workers wOrk and are paid for 5 days per farm as a cooperat- who wastes water The BCO has also giving in that are
aweek at say $130 But when it comes to
meacaticn leave time, government say sat-a
o urday nd Sunday, days which the workers a
never work, must be counted in leave. special 8-page e-
:Therefore at leave time workers get the editor, S : into consideration F EDITOR: Thanks tions of the page e
sare money for 7 days a"work as the g Compliment on the economics which tions of the paper
for 5 days. This is worse than day igt the occasion of in reality will for your contents but this itself
rbberys. talig his.he first ann- cost more) but will on 3t2 co;nti. We pends on our abilk
ahthIY I~I' ivi~r o yu intend to continue ty tn inereasg the
1MATLI/XITY LEAVE iversary of your facilitate more ty tw inieag the
At present women make up the majority well rooted and re- comprehensive news working hard to in- sales of the paper
Go' the Ministry of Agriculture workforce evolutionary working and views on parti- prove the paper. We therefore encon*
represented by UAWU. However, these class newspaper cular issues or (b) The financing of rage you to win
sisters are not entitled to maternity 1' In order to keep r-2-mg as you may subscribers to
1 iave. This Is worse than what exists a With regard to roduction cost at know depends on Strugi so that
rn man capitalist companies. The gov- athe idea of imfrov- v minimum, reliab- sales. The more we'll be able to
mernment must niow ake regulations to al- elment structurally, y;, there be a wee- jtj _e that are take up your ideas
low for maternity leave for all women I suggest the t.1- kly publication in- sold the more im- which are shared g
workers in the government serv.ce. gl ing: (a) that stead of the ores- irovements we will any of our read
atr.ere he an increa- ent bi-weekly oper- he aIle to introd- ars. Continue W*
(Cont' on page 4) lse in volume of the ation, uce in pte paper. ting and lettin 1
:Pra... esent fourk pages eFor uxarte, we in- ts know of ad
ME maa a aamas "ea seaa soona t eit (rakr tend to Jlot out ments in St Kartj











. = -- -ly 2


JULY 26TH is an important date in the
Cuban calendar. This year it marks the
24th anniversary of the attack on the
Moncada barracks then occupied by sold-
iers controlled by the Batista tyranny.
The aim of the revolutionaries led by
Fidel Castro was to relieve the soldiers
of almost one thousand guns, then call
upon the people to rise up against the
downpressive and corrupt United States
controlled illegal regime of Batista.
This heroic attempt was inspired by a
bitter hatred for all forms of oppres-
sion, a deep and genuine love for the
people, coupled with an understanding of
the history of their people's struggles
and the root cause of the dreadful cond-
itions of the masses imperialist and
capitalist exploitation and oppression.
United States companies dominated
every area of the economy. They took a
heavy toll on the Cuban masses.
In 1959, 700,000 workers were unem-
ployed, the rural poor remained landless
while the imperialists and big planta-
tion owners controlled of all the
lands. Six out 6O every ten homes had
neither electric lights nor running wat-
er. Out1. ofe.ery.te Cubans thritwere,
completelyy ia. tt te while another
three could; brdly'teafd r writer,'
These cod4itakCSorced many W9i
into prostltkitl, 'selling their Idoles
and dignity, f4i a.iew American d6olars.
Havana was like M66ay at the peak of a
good tourist season with plenty American
warships. Their conditions were basica-
lly no different from that of other peo-
ples under imperialist domination.
The attack on Moncada in 1953 failed.
The revolutionaries paid in blood. The
bloodthirsty Batista regime took the
lives of 90 of Cuba's best daughters and
sons, the vast majority of them being
from poor background. Seventy of them
were murdered during the three days aft-
er the attack and after they had been
taken as prisoners.
It however signalled the beginning of
the final stage in the age long strug-
gles of the Cuban people for human righ-
ts, justice and a decent life.
Five years, five months and five days
later on January 1, 1959, the revolution
took power. The struggles against
Spanish colonialism, slavery, American
imperialism and capitalist exploitation
would at long-last bear the fruits of
victory. On the same day Fidel said:
"The way has been long and hard, but we
will not be frustrated. This time for-
tunatelyfor Cuba, the revolution Will
attain its goals; it will not be as it
was in 1895 when the Americans came and
became the masters of the country., .it
will not be as it was in 1933, when,
just as the people began to believe that
the Revolution was being made, Minister
Batista arrived on the scene, betrayed
the revolution, installed himself in po-
wer and established a ferocious dictato-
rship; it will not be as it was in 1944,
the year in which the multitudes were
induced to believe that at last the peo-
ple had risen-to power, whereas those
who had-actually taken over were the
thieves. Neither thieves, traitors nor
interventionists; this time it is a Rev-
olution."
GAINS OF THE REVOLUTION
Some of the first immediate measures
taken-ij the Revolution were:
1. To take away the riches, including
band, stolen from the people by the cor-
:apt government officials.


2. To disband the anti-people army
built up by the imperialists.
3. The sell-out, bribe-taking leader-
ship of the trade unions were weeded out.
4. Eviction of poor country people by
the landgods was immediately stopped.
5. All rents paid by the people was
cut by '.
6. An all out campaign to teach all
Cubans to read and write was started.
These measures aroused the people,
raised their consciousness and placed
them firmly behind the revolutionary go-
vernment. They also earned for the rev-
olution the bitter hatred of imperialism
and the Cuban capitalists and upper-
class elements.
The reaction of the capitalists who
had supported the struggle against Bati-


Give
(Cont'd from page 1)
small man, the maj-
ority, have to live
and dotch on 1.5
acres of land.
Comrade Muntoe
asked the gathering
to pay keen atten-
tion to facts, bec-
ause the reactiona-
ries liked to call
political education,
propaganda, "but we
are dealing in
facts", he said.
He then went on
to point out some
of the other ways
in which the big
men and their f:ie-
.nds. tried to set
back the struggle
of the poor man for
land.
They try to pick
out better educated
from among the poor
and turn them agai-
nst the needs and
struggles of their
brothers and sist-
ers.
And one of the
major lies they
tried to beat into
poor people's heads
was that communists
and socialists wan-
ted to take away
the poor man's land.
"From the colo-
nial days, brothers
and sisters, what
they tried to do
was to tell the
peasant, the small
man, that the revo-
lutionary, the soc-
ialist and the com-


land .
munist, was the one
who would take away
the land from him..
If he had two cows,
the socialist and
the communist would
take away one and
give it to somebody
else. If he had
one cow, the socia-
list and the conmau-
nist would divide
the cow in two.
That is what the
British colonialist
were telling the
poor people from
the period of 1938
onwards.
Comrade Munroe
showed that experi-
ence gave the lie
to this reactionary
propaganda.
"When the strug-
gle broke out, with


sta and imperialism was now to say that
Fidel had taken the revolution too far
and had betrayed thewhole process. The
truth is that Fidel had in fact taken
the revolution too far for them. In the
struggle against imperialism sections of
the capitalist class and upper middle
class elements in the government always
join up with the progressive forces.
They hope to take the space of the im-
perialists and grow into big capitalists.
These people always oppose socialism and
seek to hold back the current by spread-
ing anti-communism. Had these elements
had their way the revolution would ind-
eed have been betrayed.
The problems of the people cannot be
solved without moving on to socialism.


0
the St. Thomas peo-
ple playing an imp-
ortant role, it was
the true-hearted
socialists and the
true-hearted comeu-
nists in the PNP at
that time, Hugh
Clifford Bchanan,
Richard Hart,, Arth-
ur Henry, ten Hill
(at that time), tho-
se were the people
within the PNP, the
communist element,
at that time, who
demanded that the
land must be taken
away from the land
barons and given to
poor people.
"These comrades
were carrying out
the teaching of the
founders of scient-
ific socialism, of


scientific communi-
sm. Because the
founders, Karl Marx
and Frederich En-
gels, had written
years before in Eu-
rope, .tat the com-
munist the scient-
ific itsalist, is
a person who must
at all times defend
the interest of the
poor man on the
land against the
big man on the
land."
True-hearted so-
cialists and commu-
nists fight to give
land to poor peo-
ple.


KSAC WORKERS PROTEST


The over 1900
public cleansing
workers in the Cor-
porate Area are now
engaged in a strug-
gle to get improve-
ments in the inhum-
an conditions under
which they have to
work.
The workers, 1i-
ke their counter-
parts at Esso and
Barclays Bank, went
on strike to demon-
strate the serious-
ness of their cause.
What are the co-
nditions the public
cleansing workers


Z4TH ANNUAL

:HERMITAGE

COMMUNITY

CULTURAL DAYS

:ON JULY 23& 24 1977


-.u--_-- I


are protesting ag-
ainst. They want
security at their
Bumper Hall depot,
where only a few
days before the
strike, one of
their numbers was
severely beaten by
gangs who invaded
the workplace. The-
re is very little
fencing and entran-
ce is easy to gain.


Attacks on the wor-
kers, including the
3 watchmen, are
frequent. The KSAC
is losing some
$35,000 a month of
our people's money
through robbery of
equipment.
The workers' can-
teen is like an old
storehouse, with
(Cont'd on page 4)


OFFICE
WORKERS
LIBERATION
LEAGUE






2b Marescaux Road

(oppWolmers Girl School)


----------------







4
mst struggle to make the trade Unions
SHOW THE BIG MAN WE ore iirn in defending the workers in-
SITHE BIG M ANl W E~ kterest and not only collecting union
dues.
Shat is Labour Minister Isaacs doing
CAN STRUGGLE about anti-government plots like these
THI threat of lay- n, ses at Ewarton even threaten to close is it that his interest lay only in
:ing off workers and down the plant. bringing the army and police forces on
*closing down plants Brothers and sisters, we must not be workers when they strike for their
Sis one of the main intimidated by these reactionaries. It rights? We must struggle against all
:weapons used by the is in times like this we must show the laying off and shutdowns which have ho
:local capitalists big man our determination to struggle good economic reason. We must call foat
Sand the imperialist for true independence from imperialism, the takeover of companies which will ndt
cbig man alike. Wor- capitalism and for socialism. cooperate with the government which was
:kers have complaiq- Fellow workers, we must all call on elected by the people. Our voice must
!ed to us about the the government to put into effect firm be heard through trade unions and cmi-
;lay-off threats of action against economic sabotage. Where nity organisations.
SJeffrey Martin from is the long awaited law on lay-offs? We I
: Jefferey Martin fromW ORKES***************-- *********
:Orbit Rupert Waliters ife I Ill Be lDiiil jli ll6il ii i l
an KIW andPti. a boss at art ESSO WORKERS WIN; PARTIAL
:Bauxite plant.
* The aim of the capitalists is to VICTORY AT BARCLAYS
drive fear into the mindsVICTORY AT BARCLAYS
Masses, to silence our protests and
.bring more hardship. The goal is to THE dispute at the so management refu- This set the job security.
:mash up the economy and to force the Esso Oil Refinery sed to withdraw the seal on the work- These workers
SMlanley government on a firm capitalist in Kingston ended 2 case in the Supreme ers' victory, which include messengers,
Shooting so as to maintain their class : weeks ago with vic- Court and privately for the working office assistants,
:power over the masses and to continue tory for the work- hoped that the wor- people of the coun- domestic helpers,
:living off the blood and sweat of the kers. xers' victory would and gardeners and
spoor and oppressed JLP and PNP working -- are represented by
:people even more than they are doing : LA the rWU.
now. The call by the-
The manager of Orbit, J. Martin, has se workers comes in
Said off many workers, put somet me o work NO1 the wake of a stru-
8 days out of a month, others four days ggle by the manage-
in every two weeks. He has called sev- a rial and clerical
Seral meetings with the workers telling staff of the bank
Them what they vote for is what they are for better salaries
: getting. rand working condi-
tions from Barclays
At KIW Martin has also fired 60% of oInte national a
the workforce, including workers with u R*presented by
to 12 years service who had been exploi- their Staff Associ-
:ted to make him a millionaire. ation, the clerical
U A threat to close down in' August and a and managerial sta-
Sfurther lay-offs before that is the big ff went on a one-
Sstick over the remainder of workers. day strike three
* At Ewarton BauXite plant where work- N The Company was oe reversed by the try is an important weeks ago to back
*ers and the MP of the area, Jack Stephe- forced to grant the Court. But a few milestone. their claims for a
nkon, held several meetings with the big double time pay on days after the str- But this victory sixty per cent wage
Sboss of the plant struggling for more sunday which the ike was settled, does not remove the increase, maternity
:benefits for the workers and the commun- Industrial Disputes the Supreme Court pro-management, leave with pay and
M ity, they got a hard time. The-big bos- Tribunal had grant- discontinued hear- anti-worker Indus- overtime all a
USUUUOUn UUg*mUiUUUem WUUUllBB**m*UU ed the workers. Af- ing in the case. trial Disputes Act, -,,rt o a twe nu-


KSAC WORKERS


(Cont'd from page 3)
little light, only
two benches and pi-
les of old board
lying around. Ther
is no sanitary pro-
tection and few
utensils.
In the offices
there is no tele-
phone, even to cal
the police when th
workers are being
attacked althoug
most of the other
offices nearby hav
phones.
The workers are
also supposed to
get sanitary mater
ials and uniforms
to do their wgrk,
but the KSAC has
not given it to th
em over a year now
There me j4any oth
er complaints.
The wops rs are
represented by 4
u. ions but the one
representing the
largest amount of


ter this agreement,
the sixty technici-
ans returned to


The proceedings
were ended "sine
die", that is, wit-


which was the tool
used against the
Esso workers. The


four-point package.
The workers ret-
urned to work after


workers is the Mun- work. hout a date being Esso victory should Barclays assured
icipal and Parish set for another renew he detemn- them at the Minist-
Council's Workers However, the Es- hearing. ation of the entire ry of Labour that
SUnion, headed by working people to it was ready to ne-
Public Cleansing struggle against gotiate seriously.
worker Sydney Da- this law. However, since the
Silva. w e says I0 'Struggles of the ......o. ,,e the
Silva. e says it Q resumption, the
look like the KSC BARCLAYS tal,:s have deadloc-
don't think of the Jam aicann A' Non-clerical ked over some of
Public cleansing Jam aIcan People workers at Barclays the main demands.
e workers as human Bank have written Barclays agreed to
beings. So they to the Bank's mana- give the maternity
h took the matter Available at bookstores gement and to gove- leave with pa, but
higher to the Mini- rnment calling for it is offering only
e stry of L.bour, ff a meeting to dis- a 15% cost of livi-
where they ave and WLL Office cuss improvement in ng wage increase as
made some p.ogress. their working con- against the work-
The workers' n, ditions and their ers' demand for up
aions got them to BETTER to sixty per cent.
agree to provide Ilternational Day of Solidarity BETTER hey ae to met
round-the-clock D again at the Minis-
protection at Bump- With the Cuban Revolution D L * try of Labour.
er Hall. But this (Cont'd from page 2)
- -is only for a short JULY 26 The upcoming negotiations for govern-
Stimne, 'un the ment workers must be used by the govern-
r- Is ca aake perm- RALLY ment as a sign as to whose side they are
anent arrangements", fighting for. Is it the side of the
Nothing has been 6.30 p.m. YWCA Hall, colonialists who drafted the Government
said about the oth- Regulations or the side of the poor wor-
or arievance. So Arnold Road king pople? The workers are demanding
the str"ggUe contir- a better 4al, the government must meet
nues. theworkers' demands.
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