Regional conference being hosted by two major local unions and kicks off with Young Workers Meeting

Two of the country’s top unions are hosting the 6th International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF) Caribbean Regional Conference.

The Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU) and the Antigua Trades & Labour Union (AT&LU) are hosting the series of meetings, which commenced on June 20 with a youth conference.

Antigua and Barbuda is being represented at this Young Workers Conference by Jonathan McNamee of the ABWU and Kerry Dyer of the AT&LU.

IUF Regional Secretary Clifton Grant told participants that the work in which they will be engaged at the conference will determine the future of young workers’ impact on the Trade Union Movement in the region.

Monday’s meeting concluded with the election of new officers to the IUF Caribbean Regional Young Workers Committee, headed by a representative from Belize.

The meetings continue today, June 21, with the IUF Caribbean Regional Women and Domestic Workers Conference, to be followed by the 6th IUF Caribbean Regional Conference on Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24.

The IUF is a global trade union organization with almost 400 affiliate unions in over 120 countries.