Antigua Government chides union for encouraging bank workers strike
The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has accused one of the country’s largest trade unions of trying to deliberately mislead bank employees into taking industrial action over the recently passed Banking Act.
The Antigua & Barbuda Workers’ Union has reportedly encouraged staff of eight commercial banks to strike.
In a statement, the government said the planned protest action was based on deliberate misreading of the definition of the term officer in the legislation.
The Gaston Browne-led administration said the attempt to mislead bank workers into thinking that they are at risk of being unfairly targeted is a deliberate political ploy and the employees were being used as pawns.
It said workers should reject the call for industrial action.