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Mr Danny Roberts CD

Danny Roberts, CD, JP is the Head of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Trade Union Education Institute at the Consortium for Social Development and Research at the Open Campus of the

University of the West Indies, Mona. An ACP-EEC scholar, Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BA Honours in Communications with Social Sciences and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in government. He was the recipient of Jamaica’s fourth highest National Honours in 2009, the Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD), for his contribution to the trade union movement.

Mr. Roberts has authored a number of book chapters and has written and presented dozens of papers on industrial relations, trade unionism, labour market issues and aspects of labour studies at workshops, conferences and seminars locally and regionally.

He is a co-host of News Talk 93 morning radio programme, “Jamaica Speaks”, a member of the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission, the Labour Advisory Committee, National Council on Education, a Council member of the tripartite Partnership for Transformation and an adjudicator at the Jamaica Festival Queen Competition.

Mr. Roberts has spent more than twenty years in the trade union movement serving as Vice President of the National Workers Union, and President of the Union of Clerical Administrative and Supervisory Employees. He currently serves as Vice President of the umbrella trade union organization, the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions.

He is the former Chairman of the Michael Manley Foundation and previously held directorship on the Boards of the National Housing Trust, the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, the National Development Bank of Jamaica, the National Investment Bank of Jamaica, Radio Jamaica Limited, the HEART Trust/NTA, Self Start Fund and the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

Mr. Roberts is married with two daughters – Sherice and Sasha-Kay.

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