Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: American unionist her for CARIFESTA
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Title: American unionist her for CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/23/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199767
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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MB. flANNA, (left), is pictured here looking over a local
collective agreement with MPCA General Secretary
Cleveland Charran.

American unionist

here for Carifesta

AMONG .fthe. distinguished
guests .i~. Guyana for the
Canifesta celebrations is Mr.
Miltopi E. -Hanna;, Interna-
tional Vice-President .of the
550,000-strong .Amalgamated
Meat Cutters .and; Butcher
Workmen Association. with
headquarters .in Chicago,
The American trade union-
Ist said yesterday that he
was here 10 years ago and
would .use the. opportunity
to renew acquaintances with
a number of Guyanese trade
unionists including Labour
and Social Security Minister
Winslow Carrington, TUC's
Richard Ishmael and Joseph
Pollydore and Mr. Alex
Perry who is now retired.
Mr. Hanna holds a Master's
degree in Economics from
the University of Wisconsin,
where he ,was also an in-
Mr. Hanna, who is a full-
time professional with is
union, said that one of the
requireme*it of the union
before one could take upv*u

time employment was that
the person must work in
some branch or some phase
of the industry.
He said this was required
to give one the necessary
know-how for representing
the workers. "You can't just
come and say 'I've got a uni-
versity degree and here I
am'..How could you go and
represent the worker unless
you have punched a clock,
or if you do not\know the
type of abuses the workers
are faced with?" -he asked.
Mr. Hanna. who himself
worked as a butcher after
obtaining his degree, said
that on the other hand, the
practical experience was also
necessary "because the work-
ers are not all angels."
He said that unless one
worked on a production line
he would not be able to ap-
preciate the fact that some-
times the workers blew up
smaajl things and misrepre-
sented facts.

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