A stalwart of the local trade union movement has died.
Erskine LeVere Richards has passed away at the age of 82.
The response has been swift from the institution where he spent the majority of his career, the Barbados Workers’ Union.
In a statement, the BWU said throughout his near 45 year career with the organisation, he has held the positions of Regional Assistant, Assistant General Secretary, and Assistant Director of Organising.
A previous government worker and night auditor at the Hilton, his portfolio at the BWU was extensive, covering a range of workers employed in the public and the private sectors, including construction, food and beverage, manufacturing and hotel and tourism.