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Monday, August 9, 2021
Samuda Condemns Violent Attack on Farm Worker
Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda is condemning the recent violent attack on a Jamaican farm worker in Canada.
Minister Samuda said the attack has come as a surprise, especially as the Ministry is intensifying efforts to grow the programme, which provides temporary employment to over 10,000 Jamaicans annually in Canada.
The Labour and Social Security Minister said the Ministry has reached out to both parties to provide the requisite support.
Minister Samuda is urging farm workers not to use violence to settle disagreements, but to instead utilize all available dispute resolution channels including the Jamaica Liaison Service.
The Jamaica Liaison Service is an arm of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security based in Canada that sees to the welfare and safety of Jamaican farm workers in that country.
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