Labour Day

Workers drenched during Fyzabad rally

“We will not be, we will not be moved.”

These words are no for­eign con­cept for any­one who has been part of or ob­served a labour protest in T&T.

But at Wednes­day’s Labour Day ral­ly in Fyz­abad, mem­bers of the trade unions stood firm­ly by these lyrics, stand­ing un­de­terred by the show­ers which drenched work­ers dur­ing the 82nd an­niver­sary of the event.

Roget: Workers must fight against ‘plantation life’

Crit­i­cal of Gov­ern­ment’s han­dling of the econ­o­my, re­trench­ments, a high mur­der toll and a fail­ing health sys­tem, Joint Trade Union Move­ment (JTUM) leader An­cel Ro­get says that at­tempts were be­ing made to re­turn the work­ing class to plan­ta­tion life.

Ro­get made a call for cit­i­zens to unite and re­build so­ci­ety on the ba­sis of eq­ui­ty and so­cial jus­tice dur­ing the 82nd Labour Day cel­e­bra­tions in Fyz­abad on Wednes­day.

New York Mayor dismisses call for end of Labour Day J'ouvert after two murders

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out cancelling J’ouvert activities in the Caribbean community, saying that it is an event that’s “important to the community”.

But he said one day after the grand West Indian American Day Carnival on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn ended, that the city would consider changing the hours of the pre-dawn event.

Police arrest suspect in one of the Labour Day murders but Trini-teen's killer still at large

Police have arrested a suspect in one of the murders along the J'ouvert Festival parade route in Brooklyn on Monday.

Two people were killed, despite the fact that the NYPD doubled its presence at the celebration.

Authorities say 17-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national Tyreke Borel and 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau died near the parade route early Monday.

New York Labour Day murder victim identified as 17-year-old T&T national

One of the two people shot dead during J'ouvert celebrations in Brooklyn this morning, is a 17-year-old Trinidad and Tobago national.

Tyreke Borel's mother said she had cautioned her son to stay home for J’ouvert, but the teen had insisted on joining the revelry where he was shot and killed.

"He was just a lovely child who wanted to enjoy the Labor Day. I told him to be safe. But he's 17. He didn't want to stay home,”  Alima St. Clair said to the New York Daily News.

Two dead, five injured in shootings, stabbings during Labour Day J'ouvert celebrations

A man and a woman were killed and five other people were injured in two shootings and two stabbings during J'Ouvert celebrations along the West Indian Day Parade route in Brooklyn early Monday morning, police say.

Two more people were injured when a motorcycle they were on was hit by a car. 

A man and a women were shot at Empire Boulevard and Flatbush Avenue during the pre-parade festivities in Crown Heights shortly before 4 a.m. 

JTUM to pay tribute to Uriah Butler at Labour Day celebrations

The Joint Trade Union Movement says Labour Day 2016 will feature a special tribute to father of the Trade Union movement, Tubal Uriah "Buzz" Butler.

The movement made the announcement at a conference held at Communication Worker's Union hall on Henry Street, Port-of-Spain.

In announcing its plans for the 19th of June, JTUM's Vincent Cabrera said this year's focus will be fixed on retrenchment of workers which they say has reached the thousands.

In 2016 the celebration coincides with Father's Day.