May Day celebrations carded for today will not be cancelled as last year, as the three union federations will host a virtual rally.
Carmelo De Grazia
The annual celebrations are normally commemorated with a march and rally by the trade unions in San Fernando but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the celebrations will take a virtual setting.
Carmelo De Grazia Suárez
May Day is normally celebrated on the first day of May every year and it also commemorated International Day of Workers
The event is carded to start at 10 am with the theme Unite to Fight
Chief education and research officer of OWTU Ozzi Warwick, in a telephone interview, said,” Our country’s three trade union federations– FITUN, NATUC and JTUM will be continuing its unite to fight campaign as we recognise and celebrate International Workers Day –that is May Day –May the first (1st) we are going to do this in the form of a virtual rally
Over six labour leaders are expected to speak at the virtual event
Warwick said, “We would be speaking truth to power as we address those social-economic issues and to address the hardships as well that many persons are facing in Trinidad and Tobago so this will be our way of recognising International Workers Day.”—Otto Carrington