The working-class history of Angigua and Barbuda
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The history in general of Antigua and Barbuda
- Teachers union to vote on appropriate action
- By Natlie S.Flemming, Antigua Sun, 31 May 2000. The
Antigua & Barbuda Union of Teachers will cast their votes
to decide the action they will take in order to get the government
to address their outstanding concerns, including a new collective
bargaining agreement and the non-payment of retroactive pay.
- No respect, no garbage pick-up
- Antigua Sun, 6 July 2000. Because they were the object
of disrespectful language, solid waste workers at the Central
Board of Health downed their tools in protest yesterday.
- Labour minister intervenes in dispute
- By Natlie S. Flemming, Antigua Sun, 12 July 2000.
The Labour Minister has intervened in the labor dispute involving
non-nationals employed at the Central Board of Health. The workers,
of whom the majority are Spanish-speaking, claim insults and
numerous other complaints.
- Antilles Trading rebuffs workers
- By Natlie S. Flemming, Antigua Sun, 22 September 2000.
The Managing director of Antilles Trading and Shipping refuses to
give in to union demands for a salary increase, and he will fire
the workers because they, with support from the Antigua &
Barbuda Workers Union, picketted the company.
The nurses of Antigua and Barbuda
- Cuba agrees to pull nurses
- The Herald, 26 may 2000. The Cuban government agreed
to remove its nurses from working a shift at the state-run Holberton
Hospital as Antigua nurses have gone on strike over increased
- Striking nurses block Cuban nurses
- The Herald, 27 May 2000. Over 100 striking health care
workers prevented a bus carrying Cuban nurses from entering
the Holberton hospital. The nurses claimed the Cuban nurses
were hired as strike breakers.
- Strike to end, nurses accept gov't offer
- The Herald, 31 May 2000. Antigua nurses were expected
to end a five-day strike against the Holberton Hospital after
accepting a government offer which is said to include upgrading
salaries as well as back-pay.