THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 8 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1979:Ja­maica Hun­dreds of

Railway Cor­po­ra­tion work­ers call on the Govern­ment to move to end the in­dus­trial dis­pute which has cost the railway over $2 mil­lion in 46 days. The work­ers meet with Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Util­i­ties and Trans­port Car­lyle Dunk­ley, dur­ing which they ex­press fears about the fu­ture of their jobs and the dam­age be­ing done to the econ­omy by in­dus­trial ac­tion by some of their col­leagues. Be­fore go­ing to the min­istry in New Kingston, the work­ers stop at the Gleaner of­fices and at the Min­istry of Labour to state their case.They say that only a mi­nor­ity of JRC work­ers – guards, driv­ers and brakes­men oc­cu­py­ing tech­ni­cal po­si­tions at the cor­po­ra­tion – are hold­ing the coun­try to ran­som. 1982:churches The is­land’s

are be­ing urged to drama­tise their con­cern for the un­em­ployed by adopt­ing pro­grammes aimed at pro­vid­ing em­ploy­ment for at least one per­son for one day of the week in each con­gre­ga­tion. The re­newed call for the Church to par­tic­i­pate in eas­ing the un­em­ploy­ment prob­lem in Ja­maica is made by C. Evans Bai­ley in re­marks to the half-yearly meet­ing of the Ja­maica Coun­cil of Churches (JCC) of which he is pres­i­dent. Bai­ley says that the eco­nomic con­di­tions in the coun­try have wors­ened, as they have in the rest of the world, since the JCC held its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing in May 1982. 1982:Michael Party leader

Man­ley re­it­er­ates the Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party’s (PNP) call for the dis­missal of three min­is­ters of Govern­ment in its out­line of a nine-point plan which “will ease the suf­fer­ing and hard­ship that the peo­ple are now ex­pe­ri­enc­ing as a re­sult of poli­cies of the Govern­ment”. Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence at the Pe­ga­sus ho­tel, the PNP Pres­i­dent and Leader of the Op­po­si­tion Man­ley, on be­half of the PNP, call for the dis­missal of the min­is­ters of agri­cul­ture, in­dus­try and labour “for rea­sons al­ready stated by op­po­si­tion spokes­men”.

– The Gleaner Archives

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.