Friday, April 26, 2013

Workers' Day celebrations

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Penang Division has lined up a few programmes in conjunction with national Workers' Day next Wednesday.

Chairman V. Ravindran said the celebration will begin with Workers Memorial Day at the Workers Memorial Monument near the Penang Bridge toll plaza in Prai on Sunday. He said about 1,000 workers, management staff and government officials will be taking part.
In the afternoon, he said, a forum would be held at the MTUC building in Taman Inderawasih, Prai, where speakers from MTUC, government agencies and NGOs will present papers.
Ravindran, who is also the Penang Island Municipal Council union president, said the Workers' Day dinner would be held at the Taman Chai Leng Multipurpose Hall.
He said more than 1,000 union members, orphanage children, old folk homes inmates, residents and government officials would be feted. He said orphanages would be given cash and daily household products, including cream crackers, instant noodles, Milo and milk powder.
Ravindran said they would be hosting the Francis Xavier-MTUC Challenge Trophy Futsal competition at the Safira Club Futsal courts on June 23. Cash prizes worth a total of RM1,200 are up for grabs.
Only 32 teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The entry fee is RM100 per team.
For details call V. Vijay at 019-475 6897 or Mohamad Fauzi Ibrahim at 019-475 3450.
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