Tyrone May­nard Re-elected Pres­i­dent Gen­eral of Na­tional Work­ers Union

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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