United Taxi Company set to conduct executive elections this week

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After months of delay, members of the United Taxi Company will vote for a new executive tomorrow, April 3.

The confirmation of the date comes months after service operators threatened to strike due to a conflict between the airport drivers and their executive board.

More than 50 percent of the members had previously signed a petition calling for the dismissal of the executive board who they claimed have created a hostile environment.

The members also claimed that the executive board had not been forthcoming about the financial health of the organisation.

The executive board had denied that it had created a hostile environment or displayed violent tendencies towards some drivers, instead blaming some members of the United Taxi Company of inciting discord.

The friction between the taxi operators and their board had reached to Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez and members of the Antigua and Barbuda Trades and Labour Union mediating to smooth tensions.

It was expected, following that meeting with the Minister of Tourism Charles “Max” Fernandez that executive elections would have occurred on January 24, but they were postponed.

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