ABWU & Billy’s Food Mart Provide Gift Vouchers to Former LIAT and CAS Employees

LIAT Staff at recent meeting with union

Former employees of LIAT 1974 LTD and Caribbean Airport Services (CAS), who were terminated during the COVID-19 pandemic, will benefit from a gift voucher initiative undertaken by the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union in partnership with Billy’s Food Mart.

The initiative was conceived by the Union’s Management and Executive Committee and aims to bring relief to those ex-employees who are members of the Union but have been unable to secure new employment.

The gift voucher has a value of $200 EC dollars for the purchase of food as well as other household items and is redeemable at Billy’s Food Mart on Friars Hill Road. General Secretary of the Antigua


  • Barbuda Workers’ Union, David Massiah, said the Union is delighted to assist this cohort of members who have been particularly disadvantaged.


“We want the former employees of LIAT 1974 LTD and Caribbean Airport Services to know that we continue to stand with them in this difficult time. Even as we continue to advocate for their severance, we wish to empathize with them in a tangible way, hence the gift vouchers,” Massiah stated.


The General Secretary also applauded the management of Billy’s Food Mart for their willingness to partner with the Union on the initiative.


Eligible individuals are asked to complete an online registration form available at www.abwunion.com and Facebook/AntiguaBarbudaWorkersUnion.

Forms will also be available at the ABWU Headquarters on Lower Newgate Street. The deadline for registration is 5 April 2022.


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  1. What is $200.00 per person….? Can that amount really give any relief….$200.00 cannot even buy enough to fill a cavity…. Is this another cheap political gimmick executed by AWU…..? Tom drunk but Tom a no fool….

    • Are ABWU the present government? What is a $50 voucher given by ALP? Those same vouchers were eventually rejected by the participating establishments and I’m convinced that you know just why. Talking about cheap politics!

  2. What happen to the ex employees of the Jolly Beach Resort. Nothing has been said since the Prime Minister visited the property and promise he would pay the staff severance.

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