• BITU cautions against generalizing Dunn’s River Workers as corrupt

    “We want to be abundantly clear, that the BITU and its Worker Representatives are not supportive of any person or persons identified as being involved in wrongdoings and where any such action has been confirmed, the appropriate action should be taken without fail”.


    He also pointed to Mr. Nelson as a rare Jamaican trade unionist, as he not only served the trade union movement for decades, but also served in the private sector as industrial relations manager for the Matalon Group of Companies before serving in the Public Service as a JLP-appointed Senator, Minister Without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and eventually as Minister of National Security.

  • BITU President appeals for a New Culture in Occupational Safety and Health

    He said that, based on ILO data, every day in the world 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases; more than 2.3 million people die per year; and there are 317 million accidents occurring on the job annually.

  • BITU inks new Wage and Fringe Benefits Agreement with Bahia Principe Hotel

    The BITU and the Management of the Bahia Principe Hotel concluded negotiations for a new wage contract, which spans January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 with the signing of a Heads of Agreement on May 1, 2018 coinciding with this year’s International Workers’ Day.

  • BITU Hosts Heinz Simonitsch School students

    Recently, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union had the privilege of hosting several students from the school, who were chaperoned by their Principal Mrs. Bert and supporting staff.

  • BITU wants to prepare its members for the “new world of work”.

    PRESIDENT of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), Senator Kavan Gayle, says his union has no option but to prepare its members for the challenges and opportunities associated with an emerging “new world of work”.

  • BITU serves Strike Notice on UDC

    Mr. Thomas says the real flare-up came as a result of what he describes as an inflexible “take-it-or-leave-it” posture taken by the UDC at a meeting on August 9.