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MLSS PR Unit June 9, 2022

Labour Minister Expresses regrets at the Passing of Veteran Trade Unionist, Hanif Brown

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Thursday, June 8, 2022

 

Labour Minister Expresses regrets at the Passing of Veteran Trade Unionist, Hanif Brown

 

 

The Hon. Karl Samuda, Minister of Labour & Social Security and staff, express deepest sympathy to the Trade Union movement, workers, family and friends of the late veteran Trade Unionist, Hanif Brown.

Minister Samuda stated that “the Trade Union movement has lost another remarkable stalwart who has made an invaluable contribution to Jamaica’s Agricultural Sector”.

Hanif Brown started his life of service to the Jamaican people in the line of representational politics. He indicated that in 1990 he was drafted into the fold of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and in 1992, became Island Supervisor with responsibility for the Eastern Parishes.

Hanif Brown was one of 25 individuals whose contributions to Labour Relations was recognized by Minister Samuda at the Ministry’s Labour Awards Banquet last Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Mr. Brown was absent due to ill health.

Mr Brown worked in getting better conditions for banana growers in St. Thomas, housing and pension arrangements for sugar workers, island wide.

In his comments, Minister Samuda noted that Mr. Hanif Brown had contributed 30 years of Exemplary service in the field of Trade Unionism, particularly, for his contribution to improved conditions for agricultural workers.

Mr. Brown has left an enormous legacy in the field of labour relations.

May his soul rest in peace.

 

 

 

 

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