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Corporates catch Labour Day fever

Published:Thursday | May 26, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Shanae Davis from Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited works assiduously at the Port Maria Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit.
Marcia Kirkland, CEO of the Port Maria Hospital, works alongside Dennis Harris, managing director of Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited, as they participated in Labour Day activities at the Port Maria Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit.
Deniesha Pitter-Gregory (foreground) and other Unicomer (Jamaica) Limited volunteers pay keen attention to detail as they participate in Labour Day activities at the Port Maria Hospital Accident and Emergency Unit.
Sagicor Foundation’s Adopt-a-School captain Olivia Campbell paints a grille at the Allman Town Infant School.
Principal of Central Branch Infant School, Carol Watson, explains to Clinton Hunter, regional manager, corporate at Sagicor Group Jamaica, the intricacies of painting a mural. Hunter is a part of the Sagicor team which carried out Labour Day activities at the school.
Audrey Flowers-Clarke (foreground) and Michelle Distant know a thing a thing or two about painting and they showcased their skills on Monday at the Central Branch Infant School during the Sagicor Foundation’s Labour of Love workday.

Labour Day activities have evolved from community members putting work into the day to the present when politicised (green and orange) clans perform for the cameras.

When the late former Prime Minister Michael Manley called on Jamaicans to work rather than simply observe the holiday, which honoured the nation's labour heroes, community members were the ones who did all the work on various projects.

But as was the case this year, a look at the pictures submitted suggests that the occasion has become a corporate workday.

So on Monday, company executives donned their branded wardrobe and posed with their work tools as they took breaks from weeding, digging, planting, painting, cleaning, landscaping and generally beautifying their communities.

Here are Courts and Sagicor on the job.