President of the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF), David Wan, wants members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to open their borders to allow the free movement of labour across the region.
Addressing a Gleaner Forum titled ‘Jamaica Under Labour’, last Thursday, Wan argued that the 20-member regional grouping needs to be reorganised to be effective.
“CARICOM can work, but there are two major issues missing from the arrangement. There needs to be free movement of labour across all categories, just like the European Union without England,” argued Wan.
“And the next thing we need is unemployment insurance, a safety net funded by CARICOM, so that when industries get destroyed or devastated in certain countries, those workers can move somewhere else. If they can’t find a job, the unemployment insurance kicks in,” added Wan, whose comments came against the backdrop of the recent Golding Commission’s report on CARICOM. Read More….http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20180313/jamaicaunderlabour-wan-wants-free-movement-caricom