“Uniting workers with a renewed vision” is the theme under which the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU) will host its 55th Annual Delegates Conference, this weekend.
“The conference is particularly significant because of the ‘seismic-shifts’ that have taken place in the world of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian-Ukraine war, and international commitments to transition to green energy,” says David Massiah, the Union’s General Secretary.
Therefore, he says, unions must resolve to prepare their membership – the workers – for the changes and shifts that will come, due to a changing world and work landscape.
Massiah says that conference discussions will largely be centered on the disappearance of some traditional jobs and the emergence of new careers.
The opening ceremony on Sunday will feature guest speaker Dr. Carl Roberts, former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Following the ceremony, the conference will hear reports from various workplaces and review several matters of business, the Union says.