posted 16 Mar 2012 16:53 by Gerry Kangalee
updated 16 Mar 2012 17:22
On Thursday March 15th, officers of the National Workers Union (NWU) visited the Trinidad Cement Ltd. (TCL) strike camp at Claxton Bay and in the spirit of working class solidarity made a financial donation to the workers, members of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, who have been on strike since February 27th.
The NWU delegation was led by Deputy President, Comrade Ceil Paul, himself a former First Vice President and Chief Labour Relations Officer of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union.
Comrade Paul addressed the workers and told them that they were fighting a battle for all workers in the country and that they should be proud that they, through their union, had lifted their standard of living over the years and by extension had lifted the standard of living of the working class. He urged them to keep up the struggle and expressed his confidence that they would win the battle.
Comrade Dave Smith, General Secretary of the NWU, presented the union’s donation to the fighting workers of TCL, through the OWTU branch secretary Comrade Eutrice Standish.