Despite President of the Antigua Trades and Labour Union (AT&LU) Senator Wrigley George apparently taking a different position on the Statutory Corporations General Provisions Bill 2016, General Secretary of the AT&LU Hugh Joseph says the union’s position remains the same.
Senator George was among government appointed senators who rejected the Statutory Corporations Bill in the Lower House last week Monday.
On Wednesday nine of the eleven government-appointed Senators went to the Cabinet for consultations on the recently considered Clause 7 of the Corporate Governance Provisions Bill which caused two Government Senators, Senator Wrigley George and Senator Michael Freeland, to vote in favor of its return to the Lower House.
However according to Joseph if the bill remains unchanged then the Unions position will remain the same.
Meantime Government Chief of Staff Lionel Hurst while speaking on ZDK Your Views this morning said that Senator George’s change in position may have been as a result of an alternative view of the bill which was shared with the Union president in Cabinet of Wednesday.