They were few in number but their message was clear: May 1, Labour Day, is a day for the workers and a day to remember their struggles and sacrifices in the name of freedom. 50 or so participants marched from Constitution Park on Southside through principal streets of Belize City to the BTL Park for a rally. President of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB), Marvin Mora, told us what the day means to him and about key issues the unions are concerned about on this Labour Day.
“For me, personally, Labour Day means a day of recognition for the efforts via the labour of all the workers across the country for the development of the country.as you see we have an agenda and we have some speeches from some of the union leaders; the president’s message that is aired out during the course of the day and also we have some food and some refreshments for the members and the people who attend.
President Mora blamed the low turnout on a lack of publicity but says the Congress will continue its efforts to “take back” the holiday for Belizean workers.