Former security guards stage second picket at Antigua Masonry Products, calling for Industrial Court award to be honoured

Former security officers of the Antigua Masonry Products (AMP) staged another picket today, June 30, outside the premises of the aggregates business.

This is the second time this week that such an action has taken place, the first occasion being Tuesday, June 28.

Samuel James, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Free Trade Union, which is representing them, says the five employees are prepared to protest until they get paid.

The former security officers are expressing frustration that, after winning their case at the Industrial Court in March this year, the company has not paid them. Rather, the AMP has decided to appeal the ruling.

The court had agreed with the guards’ representative that they had been unfairly dismissed.

Now, the former staff are agitating for what is owed to them, which they claim the AMP can certainly afford to pay, and for the company to honour the court ruling.