Clarevue workers pass two weeks of protest and are in it for the long haul, says Peters, although Works Ministry is on the job

Workers at the Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital have now passed two weeks of protest over overtime payment and poor working conditions.

The staff began their industrial action on May 3, the day following Labour Day celebrations. 

Joan Peters, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Public Service Association (ABPSA), which is the workers’ bargaining agent, says the employees are in this for the long haul; because if they relent nothing will be addressed.

The ABPSA Presidents says it appears that the workers and their union are being shunned for standing up for their rights.

Meanwhile, Peters reports that the Ministry of Works has commenced work on the property to address complaints about the downed perimeter fence and the absence of lights.