The passing of Mr Kertist Augustus

Secretary Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers' Union (WAWU), Dominica

News | 21 July 2021
It is with deep sadness that we learnt of the passing of Mr Kertist Augustus, Secretary Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers' Union (WAWU), Dominica.

Mr Augustus was an exceptional person and an unforgettable champion. His past and prominent roles on behalf of the workers in Dominica and the region are noted with appreciation. We found ourselves extremely fortunate to have a chance to know him and to work with him. We had an honour and pleasure to recently work with Mr Augustus in the framework of the ILO Caribbean Resilience Project. His commitment and deep understanding of the issues working people in Dominica are facing made a great contribution towards the achievement of the project’s objectives. Mr Augustus will be greatly missed.

The directorate and staff of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean extend sincere condolences to you and the staff of WAWU, and we also express our deepest sympathy to the family of Mr Augustus.