Tabor addresses need for a ‘living wage’ amidst rising inflation and for improved working conditions at Gov’t departments


United Progressive Party (UPP) Senator Damani Tabor is again advocating for a “living wage” in place of a minimum wage in Antigua and Barbuda, even as workers in the United Kingdom are agitating for decent pay increases.

Tabor says the two minimum wage increases granted under the Baldwin Spencer Administration were a demonstration that the UPP is, indeed, a “People First” political institution.

Once the Party is returned to office at the next polls, he assures affected workers that they will see a wage increase that falls in line with the high inflation rate.

As inflation increases, many manufacturers are slyly cutting down on the volume of their products, while retaining the size of the packaging. In essence, consumers are paying more money for less content, resulting in what is now termed “shrink-flation.”

Meanwhile, Tabor says that even the conditions under which many persons are forced to work are deplorable, and a UPP

Administration will urgently address this.

Meanwhile, Senator Tabor notes the relocation of several government departments, including the Central Board of Health, the St. John’s and All Saints Magistrates Courts, and a number of police stations – all due to mouldy premises, leaks and other structural issues.

The Government should have made these a priority, he says, and he is calling for upgrades to these departments, as well as to the hospital and community clinics.

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  1. 2 billion dollars, repeat 2 billion dollars was collected by the ABLP government from the CIP.
    Now if Gaston really cared about people he would have enough money to help people.

    Gaston, people are suffering. Pensioners bawling. People hungry!

  2. But what happens when that money runs out? A massive release of cash into the economy will cause massive inflation as well.

  3. And get the damn JOBS JOBS JOBS going! A good job is the best protection against inflation. And the economic benefit of more people with money to spend will increase revenues to allow for more relief to the people.

    By ABLP’s failing on over 26 projects, plus the other 10 Lennox Weston admitted slipped through their hands, we lost over 15 billion in investment and 7000 permanent jobs! Gaston should resign out of shame. Do the honourable thing.

    Oh yes, that’s right. A man that takes $20,000 US monthly rent from a failed investor that doesn’t even pay his workers… that’s not a man that will do the honourable thing EVER

    We need UPP in Government to get some of these ALP failed projects brought back to life, to provide jobs and an economic shot in the arm… using the Investment Authority or however else:

    1. Sunny Hill Project (Resort in Falmouth/Bethesda area)
    2. Beaches Resort by Sandals Resorts
    3. Half Moon Bay Hotel
    4. Morris Bay / Callaloo Cay Project
    5. Hotel Resort on Pelican Island and Residences on Maiden Island
    6. Labahia Hotel Resort & Condominiums (Marble Hill Business Hotel) by WIOC
    7. Long Bay Hotel Resort by WIOC
    8. Valley Church Hotel Resort by WIOC/PDVSA
    9. Amazon Call Center at Five Islands
    10. Marriott Autograph Hotel at Yeptons
    11. Beach Club at Fort James by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
    12. Renovation and Expansion of Halcyon Hotel
    13. Port Oasis Project at Side Hill
    14. NAMCO acquisition of Jolly Beach Hotel
    15. Best Western Hotel at Jolly Harbour
    16. Marriott Courtyard Airport Hotel
    17. Cedar Valley Golf Course Hotel
    18. Mike Tyson Hotel
    19. Bau Panel/UNOPS Project
    20. The Yida Project
    21. Willoughby Bay Project
    22. Western Imperial Special Economic Zone (WISEZ)
    23. Brova Idea Pearl Hotel – Partly Underwater Hotel
    24. USD $300 Million Hotel from Investors in Holland
    25. Paradise Found (Barbuda)
    26. Armand Hotel (Barbuda)

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