Antigua-Barbuda workers to protest on Thursday against government actions

The ATLU has issued a call on all its members and workers throughout the country to join the “National White March” protest rally.

In a statement, the union said it is of the view that the governance crisis in which the country now finds itself stems exclusively from uninformed policy choices and wrongheaded notions adopted by the government.

“The planned layoffs at the Port, the sale of the State insurance, the massive increase in taxes since 2004, the excessive borrowings, and the acceptance of an IMF programme have driven Antigua and Barbuda to the edge of the precipice,” the statement said.

The union added that it believes that the deepening economic crisis, the late payment of wages to workers by the government, and the outstanding wages owed to ATLU members at the Public Works Department and the Central Board of Health and other Ministries, are reasons sufficient for the workers of Antigua and Barbuda to send a clear message to the government that the vast majority are dissatisfied.

The workers will be addressed by the president of ATLU, Wrigley George, and other top union officials.

(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a Caribbeannewsnow release)





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