Union leaders from countries across the Caribbean have come together to develop a strategy for building transport workers’ power in the region.
Over 20 activists from nine countries met in Antigua. They agreed to focus on building power through working to organise transport workers in tourism, maritime infrastructure, and the oil and gas industry.
The group also reaffirmed their commitment to providing close solidarity for each other in the region, as well as internationally with other ITF unions.
David Massiah, chair of the ITF tourism section, led the event: “Just the fact that so many people gathered here, from so many unions and countries, proves how committed we are to working closely together to build power for our members.
“The event also shows that the ITF’s renewed commitment to the region is real, and as we start turn our strategy into action it will soon start to bear fruit for transport workers.”