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Labour shortage and productivity in the Jamaican sugar industry.

R. B. Davison

Labour shortage and productivity in the Jamaican sugar industry.

by R. B. Davison

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Published by Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies in [Mona, Jamaica] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sugar workers -- Jamaica.

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    ContributionsUniversity of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica). Institute of Social and Economic Research
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 p.
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16314942M

    The sugar industry was labour-intensive and the English brought hundreds of thousands of enslaved Africans to Jamaica. In , there were only 57 sugar estates in Jamaica, but by , the number of sugar plantations grew to Sugar plantations in the Caribbean were a major part of the economy of the islands in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Most Caribbean islands were covered with sugar cane fields and mills for refining the main source of labor, until the abolition of chattel slavery, was enslaved the abolition of slavery, indentured laborers from India and other places were .

    Charles Edquist, Capitalist, Socialism and Technology: A Comparative Study of Cuba and Jamaica (London: Zed Books Ltd., ). Pp. xiii + Pb pounds. In a previous issue of the Newsletter I called for more comparative institutional studies of the sugar industry in different countries and Edquist's book is a brave attempt to move in this direction. The industry survived the low sugar prices of the Great Depression and labor shortages of World War II by mechanizing to increase labor productivity. The industry saw science-driven gains in productivity and profitability in the s and s, but beginning in the s unprecedented economic pressures reduced the number of plantations from.

    Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier (2nd left); Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott (right); Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, Lei Liu (left); and Pan Caribbean Sugar Company Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Huaixiang Wu, observe a state-of-the-art cane harvester in action at Monymusk Sugar. Michiel Baud, "Sugar and unfree labour: reflections on labour recruiting in the Dominican Republic, " L. Alan Eyre, "Technology, investment, and labour in the Jamaican sugar industry, " Rosemarijn Hoefte, "Plantation labor after the abolition of slavery. Suriname, ".


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Labour shortage and productivity in the Jamaican sugar industry by R. B. Davison Download PDF EPUB FB2

Labour shortage and productivity in the Jamaican sugar industry. [Mona, Jamaica] Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies [?] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: R B Davison; University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica).

Institute of Social and Economic Research. The sugar industry is the oldest continually operating industry in Jamaica, generating the third largest foreign exchange (after tourism and bauxite, not counting illegal exports).

Sugar is actually the largest employer of labour, directly employing more t workers with a bright future. low productivity by small scale sugar cane farmers so that the relevant stakeholders can assist to rectify the situation.

The research sampled farmers. The descriptivesurvey method was used to identify and explain the economic challenges faced by sugar cane farmers. The research showed that while sugar cane industry is a critical sector.

Labour productivity or output per worker has been declining at an average annual rate of per cent over the past thirty six years (). For. British slave emancipation severely set back the British colonial sugar industry mainly through its impact on the labour supply.

However, except for Jamaica, where the sugar industry fell into headlong decline, the British sugar colonies weathered the emancipation storm, remaining wedded to sugar monoculture.

The continued dominance of the economic landscape by sugar Author: Daniel North-Coombes. LABOUR AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY Pilot Study for the Caribbean Countries covered: English-speaking: Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica,Trinidad Spanish-speaking: Cuba, Dominican Republic.

ICCSASW-CCSTAM Danforth Ave., Suite 2 Toronto M4C 1J9 Canada Tel. ()Fax () Productivity in the Jamaican Economy, D.J. Harris & U. Schumacher APPENDIX C WORKER MOTIVATION AND EFFORT Technical Secretariat, Development Council.

The Sugar Duties Equalization Act was a statute of the United Kingdom, this act equalized import duties for sugar from the British colonies.

The abolition of slavery combined with the Sugar Duties Equalization Act had a devastating effect on the country’s economy. Before this act the Jamaica and other British colonies previously enjoyed. Similarly, labour productivity, which measures output per worker, contracted at an average rate of per cent per year over the same period.

Jamaica’s labour productivity has lagged behind its major trading partners as well as a number of emerging market economies. Against this background, Jamaica’s annual economic growth over the past. Upon the attainment of independence, the industry remained in the hands of a major British sugar company and the sugar workers' union won recognition as the representative of the estates' labour.

During these periods the tension between ownership and labour, and the question of the rights and status of the labour force, occupied center stage in. Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is an important crop for sugar and bioenergy worldwide. The increasing greenhouse gas emission and global warming during climate change result in the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.

Climate change is expected to have important consequences for sugarcane production in the world, especially in the developing. Plantation Coffee in Jamaica, –,(a Finalist in the Historical (Non Fiction) category of the Next Generation Indie Book ted by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, USA, May ) is the first comprehensive history of the Jamaican coffee industry, covering a period of rapid expansion and primary.

R.B. Davison: Labour Shortage and Productivity in the Jamaican Sugar Industry (Mona, ISER, ), p. A shortage of labour are among the major contributors for the declining trend in sugar production says, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The Prime Minister made the clarifications in response to Social Democratic Liberal Party candidate Inosi Kuridrani’s question in Parliament yesterday.

Mr Kuridrani had asked the Prime Minister and Minister for iTaukei Affairs. The book, written by industry insiders, C. Allan Jones and Robert Osgood, traces the industry development which started with a demand boom with the American Civil War, the use of innovation and technology as the industry developed, to the decline caused by union demands for compensation, foreign competition, and plummeting sugar s: 3.

The mission of the Authority is to enforce the provisions of the Sugar Industry Control Act, so as to ensure the viability if the industry.

This it will do by taking a leadership role in the development of the industry and by being a strong and efficient organization with highly motivated and professional employees. A Jamaican Plantation: The History Of Worthy Park Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, Nugent, Maria, Lady.

A Journal Of A Voyage To, And Residence In, The Island Of Jamaica, From ToAnd The Subsequent Events In England from ToBy Maria, Lady Nugent. The sugar industry is the third largest earner of foreign exchange in the Jamaican economy after bauxite and tourism. Sugar cane remains Jamaica’s single most important agricultural crop.

The industry is the second largest single employer of labour and employs approximately 41 persons during the cropping season and 28 persons out of crop. This book questions some major assumptions about the nexus between sugar production and colonial societies in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, especially in.

Australia's sugar crushing season begins next week, and the industry is making a mad scramble for workers. The federal government's seasonal workers scheme starts in July—too late for the sugar.

Black Labor, White Sugar: Caribbean Braceros and their Struggle for Power in the Cuban Sugar Industry, By Philip A. Howard () Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, pages. ISBN: Un article de la revue Relations industrielles (Les nouvelles frontières de la relation d’emploi) diffusée par la plateforme Érudit.Child labor in the sugar industry.

Child labor in this particular respect, like all other types of child labor, refers to the engagement or participation of children below eighteen years of age, this time, in the production of sugar. A child worker in the sugar plantation or the broader sugar industry refers to the child aged 17 or below who is.The clash of interests between the former enslaved people and coffee planters with respect to labour availability in the industry in the immediate post-slavery period are discussed also.

Throughout the book, wherever possible, comparisons are made with other sectors of the Jamaican economy, especially with the sugar industry.