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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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Community members reflect on the legacy of Bettye Davis

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — The City of Anchorage and the State of Alaska are saying goodbye to a trailblazer after politician and social activist Bettye Jean Davis passed away last week at the age of 80.

On Monday, community members gathered at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church to reflect on her legacy.

“Being a female, and not only that, but being an African-American female, she came to Alaska in the 70s and pressed forward,” said Pastor Undra Parker, who has known the former senator for the last 13 years. “Despite the odds, she said ‘You know what? there needs to be a change.'”

Davis served in the state legislature for a combined total of 18 years, both as a state representative and as the first…

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Columbus Cultural Arts Center exhibit showcases works by 5 members of Sunami family

While serving in the Peace Corps in the West Indies during the late 1960s, John Sunami saw one of his peers, an African-American woman named …
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African painted dog killed by pack members at Pueblo Zoo

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Weathersbee: Using courts to make black council members vote would've been a bad look for …

I saw this film nearly a generation ago. In September of 1989 in Jacksonville, Florida, the three African-Americans on the City Council walked out of a …
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AU Commission gets additional members

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African leaders have adopted key reforms in the African Union Commission to streamline its operations.

On November 17, leaders attending the 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Summit, focusing on institutional reform of the continental body held in Addis Ababa, adopted reforms touching on the structure and portfolios of the senior leadership of the AUC. The changes take effect February next year.

The meeting agreed that the new AUC will be composed of eight members — the chairperson, deputy chairperson and six Commissioners.

This will now see the portfolio of the Commission expanded to include Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment; Economic Development, Trade and Industry and Mining; Education, Science,…

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