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George Weekes (1921-1995)

George Weekes (back row right) served in the British army during World War 11
Considered along with Joe Young as being among the greatest of the post-independence trade unionists George Weekes led the struggle to democratize the Oilfields Workers Trade Union. He was president general of the blue shirt army from 1962-1987 and under his leadership the OWTU led the way not only on the industrial relations front, but in lifting the class consciousness of workers.

See a biography of George Weekes here 

See Joe Young's take on George Weekes here

Joe Young (left), then president of TIWU chats with John Abraham, First Vice President OWTU and George Weekes. background centre, Lionel Bannister General Secretary, OWTU. Picture dates from the mid-1970's

Gerry Kangalee,
19 Jan 2014, 18:15
Gerry Kangalee,
29 Dec 2013, 06:20