OP80 - Blades, E. R.

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E. R. Blades was born in 1902 in Belmont. He began work in the oil-fields as an apprentice litter in 1920 and rose to the position of Assistant Foreman. He was an admirer of Captain Cipriani in his campaign on behalf of the downtrodden and joined the Trinidad Labour Party in 1934. He was actively involved in the founding of the Oilfield Workers' Trade Union and served as General Secretary of that union.


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Trade Unions, British and Citizen's Home Rule, Joseph, Roy, Race Relations, Trinidad Workingmen's Association, King, Charlie, Rienzi, Adrian Cola, Oilfield Workers' Trade Union, Labour Movement, Butler, Tubal Uriah, Trinidad Labour Party, Cipriani, Arthur