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UWP stands in solidarity with workers in Dominica

September 26, 2020

first_img 27 Views   no discussions Share Hon. Edison James (file photo)The United Workers Party is said to be standing in solidarity with all workers, ahead of the Labour Day celebrations over the weekend.In most countries of the world, where the workers are conscious of their rights and their history, there are great celebrations on Labour Day by Trade Unions and other organizations involved in the workers liberation struggle, the leader of the Party Edison James said in a statement on Thursday.“Unfortunately we have noticed over the years that there seems to be a disconnection between the workers and their union and also among the Trade Union themselves. The clarion call for many years, appealing for unity in the workers movement has gone unheeded by the leaders of the Trade Union Movement,” he said.James said consequently, “the gains which workers have achieved to establish their right and dignity through labour laws and collective agreements are gradually and systematically taken away by those who consciously lure the workers into a culture of dependence, rather than creating the enabling environment for gainful employment, productivity and personal development”. “It is for this reason that the United Workers Party call on all Trade Unions in Dominica to unite and form a Trade Union Congress in Dominica to preserve the workers right and to give effective representation. This in our view is absolutely necessary to ride the raging tide of globalization and the marginalization of the workers in this age of technological advancement,” he added.According to the UWP leader, integration of the Caribbean and the islands of the OECS begin with the people of the region and their democratic organizations. “Therefore, it is imperative that we unite to bring positive change to our working environment and to our quality of life. We either work together or perish separately,” he explained. He recalled, that his Party while in government “recognized the significant contributions which a pioneer of the Trade Union Movement, like Mr. E C Loblack has made to the development of Dominica, by naming the Roseau East Bridge in his honor”. “In that regard we recommend other great Trade Union Leaders such as the late Anthony Fredrick Joseph, Veronica Nicholas, Louis Benoit and others should be honored and remembered on Labour Day,” he said.“The United Workers Party believes that the workers of Dominica posses tremendous power to change the negative attitude which confronts our society, but if we fail to harness the power, we will become weak and insignificant”, according to James.“Therefore let us march together to liberate ourselves from the scourges of crime, poverty and unemployment,” he concluded.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews UWP stands in solidarity with workers in Dominica by: – May 3, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img

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