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Minister of Labour expresses condolences on passing of Trade Unionist, Mr. Alexander Thompson
By Bahamas Information Services
Jun 5, 2017 - 12:39:18 PM

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The late Alexander Thompson
Nassau, Bahamas -  It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Mr. Alexander Thompson earlier this week after a long illness.

Mr. Thompson, a trade unionist of great distinction, having served in numerous capacities as an Executive Officer of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union including Trustee, Treasurer and Vice President.  After entering the Tourism sector in 1954 as a Bellboy at the Lighthouse Beach Hotel, in Fresh Creek Andros, Mr. Thompson always conducted himself as a professional and took pride in serving his guests.

He is credited as the longest serving Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) and was extensively trained in Industrial Relations, Contract Negotiations and Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Thompson was a personal friend who fought tirelessly for Bahamian workers.

I wish to extend, on behalf of my wife Emma, and the entire Management and Staff of the Ministry of Labour, my sincere condolences to the family of the late Alexander Thompson and the Executives of BHCAWU and the Executives of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

Our country has lost a great fighter for workers’ rights and a true nation builder.

May his soul rest in peace.

Funeral services will be held on June 17th 2017, 10am at Ebenezer Methodist, Shirley Street, Nassau.

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