Several retired workers once represented by Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) were recently blessed with cheers and food hampers.
Members of the union visited about 25 different houses in St George to hand out boxes of food items to bring some relief to retired workers who are not able to provide for themselves.
According to President-General of the union, Chester Humphrey it is customary for TAWU to come to the aid of those workers who do not have adequate means of looking after themselves during their old age.
He said it is also in keeping with Labour Day celebrations in which the plight of workers is often highlighted.
“…This is all part of our May Day exercise in which we celebrate international Workers Day but at the same time we try to bring cheer to those workers who are less fortunate…”, he said.
“…These food hampers consist of boxes of food of various types that we go to the home and deliver directly to those workers, letting them know that on International Workers Day even though they are not part of the current work force but they belong to the Working Class and that we’re thinking about them,” he added.
Humphrey praised TAWU’s Executive Member, Peter Cox for the initiative, saying that he should be “tremendously thanked for that because for the last five years that it has been in operation, it has proven to be a success”.
“Many workers, when we knock on their doors, they are very surprised and it’s also a very emotional exchange because people don’t expect it. This is not something that has been pre-announced,” he said.