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Trade unions in Jamaica have a strong political history. The two major political parties, namely the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the National Party (PNP), are historically affiliated with the two largest trade unions, namely Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) and the National Workers Union (NWU) respectively. The Government of Jamaica is widely considered as being pro-worker, and has implemented various conventions promoted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) – founded in 1980 by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union, the National Workers Union, the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers and the Trade Union Congress – is a national trade union centre in the country, affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.