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Tributes to Evelyn Greaves

Tributes to Evelyn Greaves
26 Sep

The Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados (CTUSAB) is paying tribute following the death of fellow trade unionist Evelyn Greaves.

Greaves, a former Member of Parliament and Barbados' High Commissioner to Canada passed away on Saturday at the age of 78.

CTUSAB in a release stated that Greaves a stalwart of the Barbados Labour Movement.

It added that he will be remembered for the dedicated service rendered as a long-standing employee of the Barbados Workers Union, serving in the offices of Deputy General Secretary and Principal of the Barbados Workers Union Labour College1974-1996.

CTUSAB indicated that Greaves will also be remembered as one who stood up for the observance of principles and being committed to the education of members of the workforce.

The Executive Council of the Barbados Workers' Union says it's deeply saddened at the sudden passing of its former Deputy General Secretary, Edward Evelyn Greaves, who died last Saturday,

Comrade Greaves, who joined the staff of the B,W.U. in 1968 as Head of the Labour College, went on to distinguish himself in the field of trade unionism, particularly in the area of worker education as well as in politics, and diplomacy.

He was the Parliamentary Representative for the parish of St. Lucy, from 1971 to 1981 and during the period 1986 to 1994.

He served in the Cabinet of Prime Ministers (Rt. Excellent) Errol Walton Barrow and (Sir) Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.

The BWU says his devotion to service and his wide-ranging career in public life also included a stint in the Senate from 1981 to 1986, Secretary/Treasurer, acting, of the Caribbean Congress of Labour, Senior Workers' Specialist at the ILO Office in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and latterly as Barbados's High Commissioner to Canada.

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