Hundreds of the Nation’s youth who utilize the school-bus system were left stranded this morning, April 28, after bus drivers and conductors decided to protest over monies owed to them by the Government.
The workers turned up for work in their uniforms, but did not go out for duty at the usual time.
Instead, they left the buses parked and made their way to the Antigua and Barbuda Transport Board to discuss the matter with the management of the agency and their union representatives.
REAL News correspondent George Wehner visited the Herberts location and files this report.
REAL News was advised that supervisors and other senior staff were deployed to operate the bus system this morning in an effort to get students to school in a timely manner.
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This protest is just another in a spate of similar actions taken by disgruntled Government workers who are owed thousands of dollars in back pay, overtime and other benefits.
Accordingly, these and other workers are being encouraged to attend Thursday night’s “No Confidence” meeting, staged by the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU) and the United Progressive Party (UPP).
The Union and the Party are standing in solidarity with workers as they seek redress for their many issues.