Trade unions in Antigua and Barbuda

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Trade unions in Antigua and Barbuda
National trade union organization(s) ABWU, ATLU, A&BUT, A&BFTU
National government agency(ies) Department of Labour[1]
International Labour Organization
Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the ILO
Convention ratification
Freedom of Association 2 February 1983
Right to Organise 2 February 1983

Trade unions in Antigua and Barbuda have a significant presence in the workforce, representing approximately 75% of Antigua and Barbuda workers.[2]

Trade unions operate freely, and the Labour code recognizes the right to collective bargaining and strike action. However, many industries are classified as "essential services", and may be restricted from striking or subject to enforced mediation.[2]


  1. ^ "Ministry of Labour, Public Administration and Empowerment". Government Directory. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  2. ^ a b ICTUR et al,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.