Barbados celebrates Labour Day

Barbados is today marking Labour Day with a public holiday.
This morning, scores of workers took part in a major parade through the streets, just outside the capital, in honour of the contribution of the island’s workers.
General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union Toni Moore and her predecessor, Sir Roy Trotman, also took part in a wreath-laying ceremony, along with top officials of the National Union of Public Workers. The ceremony took place at the foot of the statue of Sir Frank Walcott, a pioneer in the struggle for workers’ rights.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer were also in attendance.

BWU General Secretary Toni Moore and her predecessor Sir Roy Trotman at the foot of the Sir Frank Walcott statue.
BWU General Secretary Toni Moore and her predecessor Sir Roy Trotman at the foot of the Sir Frank Walcott statue.
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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart warmly greets the BWU General Secretary Toni Moore.
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Labour Minister Dr Esther Byer, second from left, took part in the activities.
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The Prime Minister embracing one of the youngest participants.
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Scores of Barbadians turned out for the Labour Day parade.

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