Jamaica Strike Spreads; Resort City’s Water Cut

Associated Press

A general strike, called by major unions protesting layoffs and the high cost of living, spread across this Caribbean island Monday, and union leaders said the protest will last at least three days.

A walkout by water commission workers cut off water in the north coast resort city of Montego Bay, and leaders of other utilities indicated they were joining the strike.

Commercial airline flights were delayed because of slowdowns by some air traffic controllers. Prison guards, postal workers, bank employees and workers at a variety of private companies joined the strike.