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Strong Jamaicans, stirring times [videorecording] : the story of organized labour in Jamaica / Video for Change with Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions and Vidquip Ltd. presents ; director, script, Cynthia Wilmot ; production manager, Hilary Nicholson.

Publication:
Kingston, Jamaica : Video for Change, 1999.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Other Title:
Organized labour in Jamaica [videorecording]
Subjects:
Labor unions -- Jamaica -- History.
Labor movement -- Jamaica -- History.
Jamaica -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Short films.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1.
Summary:
Pay me for my work: Labour protests begin during the times of slavery, from the 1831 strike organized by Sam Sharpe, a literate house slave, which brought out 20,000 sugar cane workers, to the Morant Bay uprising, in which many women participated, and its aftermath.
Lighting the fire: From the first union, the Jamaica Union of Teachers, in the days when unions were illegal, groups of workers continued to organize. Emigrants working in Panama, Cuba and Costa Rica returned with a wider knowledge of conditions and union status. After World War I came the return of Marcus Garvey, and the legalization of unions in 1919.
The Pot begins to boil: Records the work of a remarkable group of men who furthered the labour movement in Jamaica: Marcus Garvey, Saint William Grant, A.G.S. Coombs, Alexander Bustamante, and the labour lawyer Norman Manley.
The Women warriors: An overview of women's involvement in labour struggles, the work of several important women in establishing unions, and interviews with women union officials today.
The Growing years: From 1938 on, a growing rivalry between unions, and the alignment of unions with rival political parties occurs. New leaders, such as Hugh Shearer and Michael Manley appear on the scene, unions become more professional, and estbalish educational institutes for the training of union officials.
Blazing new trails: With the founding of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions in 1990, rivalry between unions ends. Faced with free trade, global markets and trans-national economies, Jamaican unions now form partnerships with government and business to continue their work for the future of union members.
Contents:
1. Pay me for my work (19 min.)
2. Lighting the fire (14 min.)
3. The pot begins to boil (22 min.)
4. The women warriors (19 min.)
5. Growing years (23 min.)
6. Blazing new trails (22 min.).
Participant:
Winston Bell, Clive Anderson, Wesley Burger, Claudette Wilmot.
Presenter, John Jones.
Credits:
Camera, Dean Sutherland ... [et al.]; editors, Hopeton Fullwood, Mark. A. Gentles; music, Mystic Revealers, Area Youth Rappers.
Notes:
Videodisc release of a series of documentary films produced in 1999.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Contributor:
Wilmot, Cynthia. , Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Lyricist
Jones, John. , Host
Nicholson, Hilary. , Producer
Bell, Winston. , Actor
Anderson, Clive. , Actor
Mystic Revealers (Musical group) , Composer, Performer
Area Youth Rappers (Musical Group) , Composer, Performer
Video for Change. , Producer, Distributor
Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions. , Producer
Vidquip Ltd. , Producer
OCLC:
861705718