President of the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers Kimdale Mackellar is calling on Cabinet to meet with the union to discuss…
Having been recently added to the list of “frontline workers” for whom a COVID19 vaccine is a requirement, teachers are hitting back with three suggestions that they want Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and his Cabinet to consider prior to their return to physical classrooms.
The Gaston Browne led administration in Antigua and Barbuda is under pressure from unions and public sector workers, after its vaccination mandate last week. So far, three workers unions in Antigua and Barbuda have sought legal counsel in an effort to challenge the government’s vaccine mandate.
Union to Write Labour Commissioner over alleged illegal actions by management
The union in a release stated that the government has refused to or failed to listen to workers with respect to their human and constitutional rights and freedoms. In light of this, the PSU has notified the Governor-General of the intention of the withdrawal of service, in keeping with the provision of such action as outlined in the Essential Services Act.
With Cuban emergency health workers supporting relief efforts following Haiti's devastating earthquake, Caribbean islands and countries continue to reciprocate these examples of the consistent support Cuba has offered over decades in several social, cultural, educational and medical and health care fields.
PRESIDENT OF THE Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Verla De Peiza is slamming trade unions for their silence and apparent “pussyfooting” when workers are being “forced” to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
SCORES of Social Services employees demonstrated across the Bahamas in a show of frustration recently, citing unfair practices, poor working conditions and unresolved workplace grievances.
A search of the scientific literature on the impact of Covid vaccines on virus transmission produced not a single study that has been conducted on this issue in Barbados or the wider Caribbean region. In fact, globally, there is a significant lack of scientific studies on this matter.
Several of the Antigua and Barbuda's trade unions have made their position clear in response to the government’s policy on COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated frontline workers.