Wages increasing for hotel workers under ABWU


The Antigua & Barbuda Workers’ Union advises its members, who are employed by hotels that are members of the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association and signatory to the ABHTA & ABWU collective agreements, of an increase of $16.00 dollars weekly effective January 01, 2022.


This increase comes as a result of negotiated collective agreements for the period of 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2021.

The $16.00 dollar increase referred to should have taken effect 1st January 2021, however, due to the catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the hospitality industry, the increase was deferred to January 2022.


The Antigua & Barbuda Workers’ Union is pleased that employees in the hotel industry can now benefit from this increase, having suffered precipitously from the lockdowns and travel restrictions of the past two years.


We further wish to advise that negotiations for the present collective bargaining period of 1st January 2022 – 31st, December 2024 are ongoing with the ABHTA, and future announcements would be made.




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  1. I guess an additional.4cents per hour will go a long way. Wow ABWU you did well. Take a bow.. Congratulations 🎉. Thanks for the Happy New Year gift. How much you’ll will get from the $16 weekly increments?

  2. Are they seriously proud to announce a $16 a week increase, what difference can $16 make at a time when all prices in supermarket are increasing even social security, $16 smh it’s an insult but they acting like it’s a blessing and we stupid enough to think it is.

  3. They should be getting at least $100 per week to make a difference. But then the hotels are struggling with the impact of covid 19. I guess the $16 per week is better than nothing but won’t make a difference.

  4. Now that’s a Sin. Shame on them – $16 Per week. Disgraceful. They need to go back to the table and meet again and think about this poor decision. That’s suppression of your people in your country. How dare you offer $16 a week in this day and age.

  5. ABWU I really don’t think you care about the working class. Come on you can do better for your people. That increase is nothing. You step in those shoes and see what $16 a week does for you. How dare you come out with that decision. You have No shame at all.

  6. The $16 per week is not considered much individually but let’s calculate $16 x 52 weeks x 1000 workers. That’s already over $800,000 additional in income. That’s over $800,000 more in the economy.

    • How about you calculate all the increases in food and supplies across the country and then explain how $16 is of benefit to the individual, because to the individual who has to feed and provide for is or her family that’s what is important not how it calculates across a 1000 or more workers

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