About the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union

The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) is the oldest and largest multi-industry General Trade Union in the Caribbean. Centered in Jamaica, the BITU was established by Sir Alexander Bustamante and Mr. Givans. It is currently affiliated to the Global Union Federation – International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association, the Builders and Woodworkers International (BWI), Union Network International (UNI)[telecommunications], International Transport Federation (ITF), Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU), and the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL).