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NWU MOURNS KELVIN SEATON

posted 15 Jun 2012 22:45 by Gerry Kangalee
The National Workers Union (NWU) mourns the death of Comrade Kelvin Seaton who died on Friday June 16th. Comrade Seaton was the Secretary of the Trinidad Cement Ltd. branch of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union from the mid nineteen seventies until he retired from the company in the nineteen nineties.

Comrade Seaton was the quintessential trade unionist. He was a fierce defender of workers’ rights; believed in the power of information and was the driving force behind the Trinidad Cement Branch’s famous newsletter Concrete Reality. 

He served on the OWTU’s Education and Research Council and its Sports and Cultural Committee and for years was a competitor in the June 19th Butler Half Marathon. He was very thorough in all that he did and never forsook principle for popularity.

Comrade Seaton was also a very successful community organiser and activist of the Committee for Labour Solidarity. He was proud to proclaim that his organising skills were acquired in the University of the OWTU.
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