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Jamaica opens liaison office in Leamington


April 18, 2008
By Fruit & Vegetable

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Offshore workers from Jamaica
located in southern Ontario will have assistance close at hand this
season after the Jamaican government opened a liaison office in
Leamington.

Offshore workers from Jamaica located in southern Ontario will have assistance close at hand this season after the Jamaican government opened a liaison office in Leamington. The new office, located in Suite 306 of the Princess Centre, officially opened in February and staff have been on hand to meet the many incoming workers arriving for the 2005 growing season. The new centre services Jamaican workers stationed in Chatham, Windsor, Wallaceburg, West Lorne and Leamington, and staff will be available to help workers with issues such as obtaining social insurance cards and helping out if any problems may arise. The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers are supportive of the new liaison centre and stated the organization is looking forward to working with all labour supply countries to ensure the continued success of the Caribbean and Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Worker programs. “This is another positive step in the relationship between Canada and Jamaica, and should be welcomed by both employers and employees in the Ontario greenhouse industry, “ said OGVG chair Glen Lutz.

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