Hotels threatening to lay off unvaccinated workers, union threatens legal action

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(TRUMPET NEWS) The Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association was on the 9th of September 2021 served with a letter from the Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union.

The letter addressed to Mr Vernon Jeffers Sr Executive Chairman of the Association threatened the organization with legal action, if it does not immediately ask its members to cease and desist from sending home unvaccinated employees.

The letter state “this letter serves to advise you of our dissatisfaction with your membership’s unilateral decision and action in respect of employees in the hospitality industry regarding COVID-19 vaccination, quarantine payment and testing”.

The Union letter further stated “while we appreciate the need for all employees to be vaccinated for the country to reach herd immunity it is also important that the rights of all must be protected- both vaccinated and unvaccinated. Your memberships unilateral decision to threaten layoff and the sending home of unvaccinated individuals goes against the very principle of the constitution and the exercise of their right to choose”.

The Antigua and Barbuda Workers’ Union accuse some members of the  Hotels Association of allowing their guests to behave recklessly in their activity.  

The ABWU cautioned the Association to advise its members to cease and desist now from sending home employees who are unvaccinated or compelling them to pay for the Covid test without both parties reaching an agreement. 

The Union asserted to the Hotels Association “if it cannot get a commitment to its request, it would consult its attorneys with a view of instructing legal action for a determination by the Courts”.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Mr. Union Man. Does the hotels have a right to implement health policies to prevent its employees and customers from contagious diseases and illnesses? Why does the hotels have a policy that you cannot work without a health certificate base on the position you held in their establishments? What’s happens if the vaccinated staff refuses to work with unvaccinated staffers? Do you think the hotels can be sued for allowing staffers to work(who unvaccinated) by someone who gets infected and die by this deadly Virus? Ple Please clarify..

  2. NO LAWYER CAN HELP THE UNIONS WITH THIS ONE. The law is not in favour of the unions this time around. Do not be afraid of unions as they cannot win this one. No court of law will support them on this as the Constitution does not give anyone the right to refuse a life saving vaccine and then contract and spread covid and kill other people. People who are vaccinated have done all they can to protect themselves and others. The unvaccinated have not and are selfish people.

    • You actually typed this with the mountains of information available showing “The Vaccinated” to be the ones carrying and spreading said “Virus”? With the doctors saying that many “The Vaccinated” are asymptomatic? With the numbers of the infected, the hospitalizations and related deaths showing them to be “The Vaccinated”?

      How long will you and other sheeple like you continue to be herded and led blindly to be slaughtered???

    • How r unvaccinated selfish when both vaccinated n non vaccination can get sick n spread the virus??? Did u not see that man that died today, he was fully vac For your information a vaccinated staff where I work infected 4 staff cause that person only had flu like symtomes if u choose not to get vaccinated it’s ur owne life not the vaccinated after all don’t u trust the vaccine y harass non vaccinated when ur vaccine works how it should

    • How can they b selfish if da vaccinated can still spread the same virus smh yall speak alot of fuckery on here to justify ur selfish bullyish ways of thinking

    • LMAO at this point I just gotta laugh at the bullfuckery people say boiiii….like how can you be THAT dumb? The vaccine haffu damage aryu brain cells nfff 😂😂😂 LIFE SAVING VACCINE? you probably haven’t heard of the millionssssss THAT were killed or permanently damaged in many ways as a result of taking the vaccine. Pfft. At the end of the day we all have a choice. You chose to take it and we choose not too and now they wanna punish and outcast us for EXERCISING OUR RIGHTS TO CHOOSE? Only God knows but the tables will turn realllllll soon.

  3. CHESTER, ALLYUH PAY DE SEVERED HODGES BAY MANAGERS DEM THEY 50K YET? You getting fat just like your lined pocket. No court of law will agree with you on this one.

  4. WE WILL NEVERRRRRRRRRRRR REACH HERD IMMUNITY BECAUSE THE VACCINE DOESNT MAKE YOU IMMUNE. IN FACT YOU BECOME A SUPER SPREADER AND YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO GET IT BECAUSE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS GOES TO SHIT AFTER TAKING THE VACCINE.

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