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(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The role and relevance of trade unions in the age of modern technology is the topic for presentation and discussion at the public lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Cultural Development Foundation Conference Room from 7.30pm.
The guest speaker is Mr David Abdulah, experienced Trade Unionist and Leader of the Movement for Social Justice in Trinidad & Tobago.
The lecture, organised by the George Charles Foundation of the St Lucia Labour Party, is the SLP’s contribution to this year’s May Day observances.
SLP Political Leader Philip J Pierre is inviting the public and news media to the lecture and notes that “Sir George’s brand of trade union representation came from the heart — a deep commitment to improve the lot of the poor and oppressed coming out of the feudal plantation system of the turbulent 1930’s.
Sir George would later become Saint Lucia’s first Chief Minister (1951 to 1964) following Adult Suffrage in 1951. He saw his route to politics and government as a natural progression to protect the gains made by the labour movement.
A bust of Sir George F. L. Charles stands at the entrance to the airport at Vigie, named after him”.
All are invited to attend this lecture.