State College Staff Stage Sit-In


Staff at the Antigua State College soon to be the a campus of the UWI staged a sit-in today to press for improved working conditions.

While the 25-member group is not presently under union, they have decided that the working conditions at the country’s oldest tertiary-level institution to be far beyond unbearable.

Spokesperson for the sit-in staff ASC administrative assistant Juliann Stevens says had to go to the doctor early this year as a result of the poor working conditions she and the other staff members presently work under.

According to a printed list concerns include consistent water issues, building repairs, overcrowding at the main office, safety concerns, deplorable state of the Engineering department and lack of concern for the janitorial, cleaner and ground staff.

The staff members say that they have been constantly agitating to the College’s principal Hyram Forde, but are dissatisfied with the level of redress thus far.

They also indicate that the industrial action will continue into the foreseeable future until some sort of workable solution can be negotiated.

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  1. OK who is next. Cause plenty government work places have issues with maintenance. It seems like this government is called up on to solve all these issues, and like right now.

  2. Tell Mr Forde that a genie says if he addresses their concerns he might win it big at Kings and that might get his attention.

  3. Based on that picture, it looks to me like the staff of the Antigua State College need to have a better dress code and probably also need to adopt a better diet and fitness regime.

    By the way, can Antigua pass some kind of law that eliminates these ridiculous ‘strikes’ from government workers? These people use this method because they want days off and vacations.

    If these people do not like where they work, they can quit and find other jobs just like we do in the private sector – very simple.

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