ABWU Congratulates David Massiah on His Recent Appointment to the Senate


ABWU Congratulates David Massiah on His Recent Appointment to the Senate.

St John’s, Antigua – 24 January 2023 – The Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union (ABWU) congratulates General Secretary, David Massiah, on his appointment to the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda. Massiah previously served in the Senate between March 2004 and 2014 under the United Progressive Party Administration.

The ABWU believes that this appointment is indicative of the seriousness with which matters of labour should be treated.

According to Massiah, it is his intention to utilize his senatorial appointment to defend the rights and interests of all workers and to lobby for additional protection and benefits for employees.

David Massiah is a skilled Trade Unionist with over 30 years of experience in the field. Massiah is highly qualified and respected by his peers both regionally and internationally.

Brother Massiah has served in crucial positions of several Global Union Federations and Regional bodies. Between 2010 and 2016, he served for two terms as president of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL).

Presently, Massiah holds the positions of ITF Tourism Section Chair and Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean.

Massiah’s training and education in Industrial relations and related fields are extensive and impressive.

In 1995, he attended and completed the ILO International Labour Standard (ILS) International Internship Course on Active Labour Policy Development at the ILO office in Geneva.

Massiah also attended and completed courses in the following areas: “Institutional strengthening” on Macroeconomic Analysis, Research & Policy Development, Project Development & Management, and Training of Trainers which were conducted by the St. Augustine UWI-Institute of Business and organised by the Caribbean Congress of Labour, Institute of Business, UWI St. Augustine and the Caribbean Development Bank.

Massiah also holds certifications in Labour Economics from UWI Mona Jamaica, organized by the Trade Education Union Institute at Mona, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Caribbean Congress of Labour.

In 2005, Massiah attended and completed a course of study in Comparative Employment Relations at Ruskin College, in Oxford, England.

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  1. And they want to claim that they are not politically aligned. This is what you call rewarding the union for their part in the election campaign.

  2. FIRED by BALDWIN “ASHE LIED” SPENCER and now regurgitated to do what????

    No room for the youth???

  3. Pearl “FOOTS” Quinn didn’t even get a Senate gig. She will remain UNEMPLOYED or wipe down sweaty gym equipment???

  4. Beadie, Beadie what’s hanging over your head David…. if you sing for supper then we will reward you with a Senator’s hat.

    The compensation given to Jolly Beach workers was not your doing David; the union strangled the workers by digging into what the PM / govt paid to the workers…… SAD & DISGRACEFUL

  5. This clown tried and FAILED to make the government look bad regarding the Jolly Beach payments. He CANNOT BE TRUSTED!!! Where is Mr. Pringle going with this washed-up has been clown? Give Gladys potter a chance nuh

    Gosh! U laborites never cease to amaze.
    U laborites should be concerned with what Gaston and your labor party is doing. Phuck off

    • All you foolish upp supporters do is to BAD-TALK the Beautiful Country named Antigua and Barbuda 🇦🇬 all for politics.

      • @Iman
        All you educated ABLP minions do is see the corruption, greediness, selfishness, malfeasance and stayed quiet and condoned it for a few dollars at election time.
        Hey lemme go tek me clothes out this machine because the water a run Browne

  7. The union in bed this is why the union and the government didn’t complete the negotiations before the election

  8. @Iman, as usual, you are a delusional. What beautiful country? Beautiful for you and your minons as you bleed our country dry of money and our patrimony. Every community is dirty, overgrown with bush, St. Johns is in deplorable condition with the stench everywhere, our roads continue to be dark and dangerous with the constant threat of stray animals ever a real and present danger. Give us an account of the 11 billion you collected and the unknown billions you continue to borrow. What of the 12 million you got from PLH? Many out here are not just UPP supporters, but patriots. Now there’s a word that bears consideration. ALP scrapped a ‘win’ because Antiguans are easily bribed for trinkets.

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