The Extent to Which Trade Union Movement Has Contributed to an Improved Standard of Living in the Caribbean

Topics: Trade union / Pages: 16 (3815 words) / Published: Jun 2nd, 2013
The Extent to which Trade Union Movement has contributed to an improved standard of living in the Caribbean
By
Michael Moseley
ID #: 10480015
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Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Academic Board of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica for the award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science

Lecturer: Mrs. Glenda Ledgister
Date : 27th March, 2013

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Table of Contents
Abstract 3
The Colonial Era 4 The Moyne Commission 6
Trade Unions and Politics 10
Conclusion 14
Reference 16

Abstract
In determining the extent of the contribution of the Trade Union Movement in the Caribbean towards an improved standard of living there, certain factors will be examined, conceptualized and discussed throughout this paper. Investopedia.com, defines Standard of Living as, “The level of wealth, comfort, material goods and necessities available to a certain socioeconomic class in a certain geographic area”. The region aforementioned in this report is the countries of the British Caribbean and the socioeconomic class is inclusive of the descendants of freed



References: Browne, W.T. (1993) Some Reflections on Labour Unionism and Class Relations in the Pre and Post Independent Caribbean Goolsarran, S.J. (2005). Caribbean Labour Relations Systems: An Overview. International Labour Office, Caribbean Retrieved from http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/HART.HTM ILO (2010) Trade Unions and Decent Work Country Programmes: A Resource Package Mahabir-Wyatt. D. (2006). Industrial Relations in the Caribbean - Issues and Perspectives. (pp.20-40) Port of Spain, International Labour Office Mulvey

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