Leslie Melville Women in the workforce, environmental challenges to worker output, the purpose of the minimum wage, worker’s value add, globalization, buzz words of today utilized by Leslie Melville throughout his illustrious career as a Trade Unionist in his native Guyana as he worked tirelessly for the dignity and respect of the Guyanese worker from the early pre-independence, racially divided sixties to the even more racial divided Post-Republic eighties.
His book, “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness,” is a compilation of fifteen thought provoking articles delivered throughout his career on various topics relating the relationship among the worker, the Corporation and the Government. In this book, Mr. Melville describes his work as “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness”, for whereas his work was most often appreciated for its relevance and candor, far too often was it ignored. This book was unfortunately published after his passing in the same year that the people of Guyana worked tireless to create a grassroots campaign to end a twenty-three reign of the Government of one of the parties Mr. Melville rallied against in 2015.
“None can deny that in the context of the changing world environment conditioned by what is being acclaimed as the globalization of the Market Place, there is a tremendous need for a common understanding between capital and labor”.
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