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Virtual May Day celebrations

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 DayMay 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