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Workers celebrate May Day

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Workers celebrate May Day

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MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS went ahead as usual despite a troubled industrial climate marked by the public sector job cuts.
The Barbados Workers Union (BWU) held its usual street parade from the Garrison to Brownes Beach.
Dressed in bright red, green, yellow, blue and white T-shirts with this year’s slogan – All Hands on Deck – in bold lettering, workers took part in the annual parade.
Taking the lead on a route around The City were Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo and outgoing General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman.
The parade started about 9 a.m. and made a poignant stop at the statue of national hero and BWU legend Sir Frank Walcott on Culloden Road to lay wreaths.
Sir Roy later addressed the workers. (BN/YB)