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Court grants extension to Jolly Beach Resort and Spa

A High Court Judge has given the management of Jolly Beach Resort and Spa until 23 July to produce a document outlining the full calculations of back pay that has been owed to workers along with outstanding union dues.

The extension was granted at hearing Friday after management of the resort and the workers representative the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) appeared before a High Court Judge after the hotel’s management missed the initial March deadline to provide the documents due to COVID19 restrictions that were imposed during that same period.

Deputy General Secretary of the ABWU Chester Hughes said yesterday that both parties will return to the court on July 24th for hearing of the substantive matter.

The union took the matter to court after the union claimed that the management of the company refused to pay monies, which were deducted from salaries, into an appropriate account at the Antigua Commercial Bank (ACB).

That amount was expected to go towards a retirement fund for the workers.

The court matter came less than a week after the workers met with their bargaining agent and gave the organization their approval to negotiate for their full severance.

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