Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 11:42 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Southern Workers Union issued a statement calling on all Belizeans to join them in a demonstration walk to the Commerce Bight Port.
The union is also inviting all students from Secondary/Tertiary institutions and the unemployed to walk and ride their bikes peacefully to the Commerce Bight Port/Jetty Pier.
“The isness of our youths being economically irrelevant designed by the state which corruption is the source, demands that we demonstrate now to show the exploitation of our people to the international community and to restore our human dignity and Social Justice,” a statement from the union said.
The union is demanding that the Government start the process for the re-opening of the Commerce Bight Port to create meaningful long term employment for indigenous people in the South.
The walk will begin tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
“The question is, do we say with our mouth what we do not believe in our heart? The time has come when we the indigenous people of the South must be substantive players at the dinner table of civilization, where the nation’s wealth has been appropriate, we can be present at the table as a waiter or as a diner or as food the food to be eaten. For too long Belizean has been the food to be eaten, this is the time for Belizean to be the diners of Democracy,” the union expressed.
The National Trade Union Congress of Belize (NTUCB) and other sister unions are also hosting a demonstration tomorrow in Belize City.
The PUP is also hosting an anti-corruption “Save Belize” demonstration on Sunday, February 23 in Belize City.
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