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Letter: Union members must demand proper leadership

Dear Sir:

There is a serious crisis facing the trade union movement in Trinidad and Tobago, with a multitude of negatives seriously harming the economic welfare of workers. It is estimated that more than 85 percent of the workforce are not organized into unions. Many of these unorganized workers earn the minimum wage of less than $3,000 monthly. This payment in effect is starvation wages.

Most of these workers are women and mothers with no right to negotiate the price and conditions for their labour, while their employers reap handsome profits. There is absolutely no attempt by the government and the trade union leaders to address the issue of the plight of these workers and their right to representation. In fact the Recognition Board (RRCB) has been non-functional for more…

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African Leadership Centre

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is a global community of scholars, based at King's College London and the University of Nairobi.
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Leadership boot camp for inclusive African innovators

In November, 17 leading entrepreneurs from Africa visited Cambridge for “MIT Legatum Leadership Forum – Zambezi Week 2018,” a four-day boot …
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New report highlights significance of Dubai-Caribbean trade | Leadership

Dubai’s non-oil trade with Caribbean countries reached US$273mn in 2017, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM)

The figure, released as part of an analysis by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in advance of the inaugural UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum, signifies the emirate’s considerable interest in Caribbean markets.

Imports into Dubai made up the bulk of the trade volume, with a value of around $183mn, with a third of Dubai’s Caribbean trade consisting of $90mn in exports.

Of Dubai’s trading partners in the Caribbean, Suriname tops the list with 42% of the total trade between Dubai and the region at $113.8mn.

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“The Caribbean region is an extremely important market for the UAE, as it is home to more than 42 million people who…

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African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council Hosts Spoken Word Contest During Great American Smokeout 2018

Great American Smokeout 2018 spoken word winner Walela Nehanda

*LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles resident Walela Nehanda was recently selected as the first place winner of “What’s Menthol Got To Do With It? Everything!” spoken word contest focused on the negative impacts tobacco and menthol has on communities of color. Held during the Great American Smokeout 2018 at the Hot and Cool Café in Leimert Park, the contest showcased poets, writers, and rappers performing their original pieces linking tobacco and social injustice.

“Art without a purpose is useless, so having a contest that has to do with cigarettes and linking that to social injustice and medical apartheid is a great way to share the information with our community,” said Nehanda. “My poem is a call to action for Black people…

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Luther Battiste Honored With John Richard Craft Leadership Award

An avid collector and proponent of African American art, Battiste sponsored the landmark 2015 exhibition REMIX: Themes & Variations in African …
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