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1970: Staff nurses of the Kingston Public and the Victoria Jubilee hospitals joined in a protest demonstration in the vicinity of the hospitals against what they say is the delay of the Ministry of Health in implementing proposals for a transport service for nurses to and from 10 p.m. shift work.


1977: The chairman of the board of enquiry into the disagreement between the Gleaner Company and the workers represented by the BITU and the UJAE over the redundancy of 70 workers clarified certain findings of the board at the request of the unions.


1980: Prime Minister Michael Manley is reported by the International Trade Highlights bulletin in New York City saying that if his government is re-elected later this year he will seek substantial funding arrangements from the International Monetary Fund to refinance Jamaica’s large debts.

 

1983: The Jamaica Air Pilot Association and the Nationalist Patriotic Movement are rallying local support for retaliatory actions against the Soviet Union, following the downing of a South Korean civilian airline, killing 269 passengers.


1989: Formal signing of a wage agreement between the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the Government will take place at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. The two-year agreement will cover the period of April 1, 1989 to March 31, 1991 and will offer a 15 per cent across-the-board salary increase for all categories of teachers in one year, retroactive to August 1 this year, and a further 20 per cent increase in year two to take effect on October 1, 1990.


1992: Jamaica has successfully completed its 1992/93 standby agreement with the International Monetary Fund, the Ministry Of finance announces. Consequently, the IMF has approved a drawing of SDR 10.9M (US$58M). This represents the final tranche of a total of SDR 43.6M (US$58M) over the life of the standby arrangement.
 

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