Teachers in Antigua and Barbuda sat in for a fourth day on Wednesday, demanding that their November salaries be paid The government had undertaken to pay teachers by the sixth of December at the latest, yet salaries still remain unpaid - a common problem in the Global South, as regular readers of this website will know. Sometimes teachers can wait for months without being paid. A statement from the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers (ABUT) said:
"We view the constant late payment of salaries as an insult to the hard-working men and women of the teaching service, and by extension the entire public service. We further view as insulting, the total disregard that has been shown to workers by the employer and its agent (Treasury Department), as there have been no effort to engage workers and their representatives on the matter of the ongoing late payment," according to the Caribarena Antigua