Workers Union to hold elections at AGM

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By Carlena Knight

The Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU)Ncould see a shift in its hierarchy, with elections for the body expected to take place this weekend during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

This was revealed by ABWU general secretary David Massiah.

“Our conference will also seek to have elections, and this is our year for elections. This is our biennial conference, every two years, [and so it will be] taking place this year.”

The AGM is scheduled for September 15-16 at union’s headquarters on Newgate Street.

Massiah detailed the itinerary for those two days. “We have an opening session which is basically open to the general public … on Sunday 15th September at 10am at the headquarters on Newgate Street, and on the 16th, which is the business session of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union, where we will be reviewing the past year.”

Massiah further highlighted some the key issues of the past year that are likely to be assessed at the upcoming AGM.

“We will be reviewing some of the challenges that our workers in the various work places have been having. Of course, we have to look at the very Vacation Act that is basically creating some discomfort within the country by employers.

“We will be discussing and analysing the changes that are coming for workers from a global standpoint.”

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