UPP says it will support Labour Day protest in solidarity with workers who have no confidence in the Government

While the head of the Antigua Labour Party (ALP) is condemning moves by the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU) to march against the Government on Labour Day, the United Progressive Party (UPP) will be supporting the protest.

The UPP’s leadership says it has accepted the Union’s invitation to march in solidarity with the workers on May 2 as they highlight their dissatisfaction with the Administration.

The event will be held under the theme “Workers have NO confidence in this Government. We deserve better!”

Political Leader Harold Lovell agrees that the Party must mobilize fully to demonstrate to workers that it stands with them and wants the best for them, as well.  

Persons taking part in the march are asked to gather for 8:30 a.m. at the Union’s lower Newgate Street headquarters.  The procession will then proceed up Newgate Street; turn left onto Cross Street and march around Government House and onto Independence Drive, and, finally, march down Vivian Richards Street to the West Bus Station.

After presentations by Union representatives, the Party will gather at Ffryes Beach to resume its usual constituency-led celebrations. This is the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic that Labour Day celebrations are being observed in this fashion.

There will be live on-stage entertainment by a slate of local artistes, organizers say.