THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 4 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1975:op­er­a­tors

Some 68 fork­lift em­ployed to sub­con­trac­tors at Kingston Wharves, New­port West, stop work­ing, bring­ing load­ing and un­load­ing oper­a­tions to a stand­still. The strike is called by the Bus­ta­mante In­dus­trial Trade Union after a meet­ing at the Ministry of Labour and Em­ploy­ment, in a bid to set­tle a dis­pute over wages, end in a dead­lock. The union is ask­ing for an in­crease in rates for the fork­lift op­er­a­tors to bring them up to that paid to sim­i­lar workers at Western Ter­mi­nals Lim­ited, New­port West. 1982:The

es­tab­lish­ment of eight new res­i­den­tial train­ing camps called Heart Acad­e­mies and the up­grad­ing of five ex­ist­ing youth camps also to be named HEART Acad­e­mies are to be part of an ex­panded HEART pro­gramme over the next two years, pri­mar­ily to pro­vide train­ing for 10,500 young peo­ple each year in a va­ri­ety of low-level skills. Each of the new HEART acad­e­mies, five of which should be completed by 1983, will ad­mit 500 young peo­ple for train­ing in a va­ri­ety of skills and will pro­vide high-level aca­demic tu­ition for the trainees. Prime Min­is­ter Ed­ward Seaga makes these an­nounce­ments as he of­fi­cially launch the Hu­man Em­ploy­ment and Re­source Train­ing (HEART) pro­gramme be­fore an au­di­ence of over 6,000 HEART trainees in the School Leavers and in other train­ing pro­grammes at the National Arena. 1986:amend­ment

A con­sti­tu­tional seek­ing to pro­vide for a ceil­ing on the num­ber of min­is­ters to be ap­pointed to the Cabi­net from the Se­nate is passed in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, but after strong back-bench op­po­si­tion led by former At­tor­ney Gen­eral and Min­is­ter of National Se­cu­rity and Jus­tice Win­ston Spauld­ing. Spauld­ing, who calls for the bill to be re­ferred for con­sul­ta­tion to the Con­sti­tu­tional Com­mit­tee of Par­lia­ment set to meet on Novem­ber 5, 1986. He is sup­ported by E. K. Pow­ell (St Cather­ine North East) and Howard We­d­er­mire (West­more­land South East) sup­ported by Syd­ney Beau­mont (Manch­ester Cen­tral), the Deputy Speaker, and Pat Stephens of the Ministry of Trans­port.

– The Gleaner Archives

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