Barbados is today marking Labour Day with a public holiday.
This morning, scores of workers took part in a major parade through the streets, just outside the capital, in honour of the contribution of the island’s workers.
General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union Toni Moore and her predecessor, Sir Roy Trotman, also took part in a wreath-laying ceremony, along with top officials of the National Union of Public Workers. The ceremony took place at the foot of the statue of Sir Frank Walcott, a pioneer in the struggle for workers’ rights.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer were also in attendance.