workingclasshistory:On this day, 29 April 1938…

workingclasshistory:

On this day, 29 April 1938, 1000 labourers working on the construction of a large sugar factory on the Frome estate in Jamaica went on strike and occupied the old factory demanding a pay increase to $1 a day from the West Indies Sugar Company. British colonial authorities brought in police who later killed 4 workers and arrested scores. But the repression triggered other strikes across the island. More information in this account of struggles in the British Caribbean at this time: https://ift.tt/2Hmdu4d
Pictured: the factory more recently https://ift.tt/2jdqk9X


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