LIAT responds to speculation over staff cuts

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LIAT responds to speculation over staff cuts

PRESS RELEASE – The management of LIAT has taken note of recent media reports about proposed job cuts at the company.

LIAT’s Head of Corporate Communications Desmond Brown said: “Any staff cuts that may be required in order to reflect the size of LIAT’s business in the future will only be made in consultation with staff and their representatives. This process has yet to commence and therefore any speculation about the number of cuts remains just that – speculation.”

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  1. LIAT is overseen by politicians who do not have a clue about business, directed by political appointee yard-fowls who do not care, and managed by incompetents who got their job through connections and barely qualify.

    The majority shareholder Prime Minister, Stuart, refuses to make any decisions - whether they be about LIAT or his own nation, which is slipping into bankruptcy.

    Instead of finding a CEO who would turn the airline around, the useless Board chose instead a long-term chair-warmer from a very large airline who knows nothing about small busy airlines, turning them around, or about the Caribbean culture. Now he is running the airline by Committee and consensus, and every "decision" coming out of LIAT either bounces or is withdrawn. The discussion about staff cuts will run on for years.

    On top of all that LIAT's revenue - income - has halved since 2008 - 1.6 million passengers then to 800K last year - with the same number of staff and expenses (and don't forget the additional US$200 million for the fleet change and the lease payments of US$1.6 million a month).

    In my professional estimation, LIAT canot last another six months. And that is because all three of LIAT's major shareholders are at the IMF, cap in hand, in some capacity. There simply is no extra money available to bring it back from the brink.

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  2. But that response is very suspect. Why wasnt he able to deny the claim? All he did was prepare a cushion for what is to come. Hasnt fooled a person

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  3. Get over it. LIAT had to do something. A top heavy management in Antigua reaping heavy salaries and bleeding the company with mediocre service. Transfer the ....to Barbados and done with hub ANU. HIGH TIME!!

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  4. I agree with the previous person, that is the gospel truth by 2015 I do not think there will be a LIAT. The company is going down daily. Poor jab

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  5. That reposne Mr. Dssmond Brown just gave does not make any sense, where there is smoke there must be fire. For example LIAT had 18 flights daily now it boil down to only 5 flights daily. Tell me Mr. Brown what are you doing with so much staff, where is the work for all of them. It is just a matter of time to see what will hapen.

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