Tyrone Maynard Re-elected President General of National Workers Union
Veteran Industrial Relations Consultant Comrade Tyrone George Maynard has been asked to remain in the position of President General of the National Workers Union for another one-year term. The NWU last Sunday held its 2018 Annual Congress of Delegates at the Conference Room of the Royal St. Lucian Resort & Spa. Delegates were honoured with the presence of Cde Dr. the Hon Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as feature speaker and the Hon. Colin Jordan MP, Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations of Barbados. The 110 delegates who participated in the day's proceedings voted unanimously on a resolution that requested Cde Tyrone G. Maynard to continue to lead the NWU's general operations.
Comrade Maynard now heads a Central Committee of twenty-one members of which Cde Solace Myers is Deputy President General, Cde Johann Harewood is Secretary General, Cde Caroline Montoute Caroo is Finance Officer, and there are three trustees. The Congress also debated and approved portfolio reports on negotiations, grievance handling and educational activities.
The hallmark of the day's event was the respect and honour paid to journalists Rick Wayne, Earl Bousquet, Guy Ellis, Sam “Juke Bois” Flood, Ernie Seon, Timothy Poleon, Lawrence Adonis, Dave Samuels, Lissa Joseph, Micah George, businessman the Hon. George Theophilus and attorney-at-law Mary Francis. The mentioned individuals have all contributed to Saint Lucia's social, economic and educational advancement.
Congress delegates left the hotel conference room on a high, with pledges to continue to build a strong workers' movement, especially against the background of the NWU commemorating its 45th year of service to the working people of Saint Lucia.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister Ralph Gonsalves (left) and STAR publisher Rick Wayne flank the re-elected leader at the 45th anniversary gathering of the National Workers Union last Sunday.