WORKERS UNION FILES COURT ORDER TO PROHIBIT SALE OF JOLLY BEACH UNTIL SEVERANCE & GRATUITIES ARE PAID TO FORMER EMPLOYEE
Jolly Beach Corporation has been prohibited from selling any of its assets until it pays severance and other gratuities to workers who have been waiting for more than a year now.
A caution against the company was filed in the High Court of Justice last week, says Chester Hughes, the Deputy General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU), which represents the former employees.
Hughes says the court order will not be lifted until they receive all outstanding monies.
Since there is no legislation in this regard, Hughes says the Union had to resort to using the courts to protect the rights of workers
The Gaston Browne Administration said, last year, that it was in negotiations with investors who were interested in purchasing the hotel. However, it continues to be used as the Government’s official quarantine centre.