The Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union is continuing its thrust to train Shop Stewards around the island; the latest were those employed in the transportation, aviation, and security sectors
The training, according to the organizers is designed to bolster the skills of shop stewards with a view to increasing the overall quality of their contributions to the industrial relations process.
ABWU General Secretary, David Massiah, said the Union was only as strong as its shop stewards, saying that the ABWI had an obligation to ensure that its members were given the tools and the opportunities to function effectively.
Furthermore, Massiah said the workshop “aimed to go beyond the basic functions of shop stewards and provide an opportunity for participants to build capacity in their understanding of labour relations”.
The participants were trained on the Collective Bargaining Process and Division “C” of the Labour Code.
Deputy Labour Commissioner, Pascal Kentish, conducted the training.
Math and English courses will commence in April and will be available to the general public.