Massiah will use his senatorial appointment to defend workers’ rights and lobby for greater benefits and their protection

As the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU) congratulates David Massiah on his appointment to the Upper House, the new senator is pledging to continue serving the workers of Antigua and Barbuda.

After the swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday morning, January 24, Senator Massiah said it is a great honour to serve his country once again in the Senate and ensure that workers’ voices resonate loudly with the policy-makers.

Massiah acknowledged the United Progressive Party for its foresight and for recognizing that unions play a pivotal role in the development of labour, and that workers are critical to the country’s advancement and economic fortunes.   

Accordingly, he intends to utilize his senatorial appointment to defend the rights and interests of all workers and to lobby for additional protection and benefits for employees.

Massiah previously served in the Senate between March 2004 and 2014 under the United Progressive Party Administration.

Meanwhile, the Union believes that this current appointment indicates the seriousness with which labour-related matters should be treated.

Massiah is a skilled trade unionist with over 30 years’ experience in the field.  He has served on several global union federations and regional bodies, including two terms as president of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL).