GAWU holding May Day rallies in all three counties
Stabroek News
May 1, 2004

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The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers' Union (GAWU) will mark May Day celebrations today with rallies in Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara, according to a press release.

Participants in the Georgetown rally will march from Independence Park (Parade Ground) alongside members of the Trades Union Congress, to assemble at the National Insurance Scheme Sports Complex where they will be addressed by GAWU president, Komal Chand.

In Berbice there will be two marches that will commence at the Rose Hall Town Arch and Fyrish bus shed, respectively, to culminate at the Albion Sports Complex for the feature address by GAWU general secretary, Seepaul Narine.

At the Essequibo rally at Damon Square, Anna Regina, GAWU's assistant general secretary will deliver the feature address, the release said, adding that those participants will also hear speeches by TUC representatives.

In Georgetown, there will also be cultural performances by the National School of Dance, the Shah sisters and two songs from the McKenzie brothers who hail from Essequibo, according to the release.

The representatives from the Enmore, LBI/Diamond, Wales, Uitvlugt, Georgetown, Georgetown Seafoods, Noble House Seafoods, BEV, Blairmont and MMA/ADA branches of GAWU will also convey May Day greetings at the Georgetown rally.

In Port Mourant, meanwhile, there will be a short cultural presentation by the T-square group, a recital of the Rabindranauth Tagore poem 'Solitude' and May Day greetings from representatives of the Skeldon, Albion and Rose Hall branches, the release informed.