Serious problems remain on the labour front

Jamaica Gleaner Editorial, September 10, 2010 That the Government appears to have settled one aspect of its pay quarrel with public-sector nurses is, on the face of it, a positive development. At the very least, it should mean some calm on the labour front, assuming the administration is able to keep its word and in October pay the nurses $525 million of the allowances it still owes on their 2008-2010 contracts. No one should believe, however, that the Government does not still face serious industrial relations problems, much of its own making, which is surprising, with so many senior members with backgrounds as trade unionists. ... Serious