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This Day In Our Past: May 13, 1974

Published:Monday | May 13, 2013 | 9:06 AM

May 13, 1974:

Trade Union Education Institute Director, Rex Nettleford, warns that the mission of the trade union movement in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean should not be allowed to leave the people, because the countries in the region are nowhere near achieving what they ought to achieve for the common man.

Officially declaring open a two-week seminar sponsored by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva and the Danish Development Agency in Copenhagen at the Institute, Nettleford says that the movement in the region is a powerful political agent, not in terms of partisan politics but in the social transformation and social changes which are important to the Caribbean people.

Rex Nettleford (standing) director of the Trade Union Education Institute at the University of the West Indies, officially declaring open the two week seminar sponsored by the International Labour Office (ILO) of Geneva and the Danish Development Agency of Copenhagen at the Institute on Monday May 13, 1974.

Seated from left are: ILO Coordinator, Curt Fernal; Danish Coordinator, J. Birkegard; ILO regional Adviser in workers' education, Port of Spain, Bent Pihl; Lecturer, Axel Anderson; and Administrative Officer, Robert Friedrich.

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