The core objective of Jamaica Trade Union is to help promote free trade
union movement in Jamaica through the promotion, collective interests and rights of workers, particularly in
relation to employers, but also in relation to the state and as part of broader civil society. The labour
movement has been the most important historical driver of labour standards and worker’s rights in Jamaica.
Trade unions have also frequently been in the forefront of wider struggles
for political change, democracy and social justice. This has led to their engagement in a range of activities
such as campaigning and advocacy, education and awareness raising, policy development and the development of
mutual financial institutions.
Jamaica Trade Union aims to help unionise workers get information about
the trade union movement in Jamaica.