Deputy General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union Chester Hughes has defended the call for an increase in pay for the nation’s educators.
Last week President of the Antigua & Barbuda Union of Teachers (ABUT) Ashworth Azille said the union is committed to pursuing new negotiations with the government with the intention of securing an increase in salaries for teachers.
Hughes while speaking on Observer radio this morning said that teachers are pressed with a tedious task that does not match their pay cheque. He said that it is a serious issue and it must be addressed.
“I would want to agree with brother Ashworth Azille on the issue of wages and salaries because you have to look at whether of not people are working for a living wage or a minimum wage, many persons are working hard but are hardly taking out any money.”
Meantime speaking on the Labour Day rally Hughes said that he was impressed with the turnout at Fryers Beach on Monday.