“The NWU believes that there is no basis or justification for anyone to entertain such an anti-union intention,” the union said in a statement.
“LIAT and trade unions have had a good period of industrial relations. The intervention of politicians seems bent on eroding that trend. Any attempt to bring LIAT workers within the realm of an essential service would be dangerous and would plunge LIAT’s operation into industrial chaos.”
The union said some politicians forget that their insularity, displayed from time to time, has always driven them into making wrong decisions, “that are against the interest of LIAT.
“We must ask ourselves why LIAT has changed managerial personnel and industrial relations consultants ever so often”, the NWU said.
“There are numerous reports and relevant operation recommendations regarding LIAT. Some politicians are occupied in protecting their interests and election vote-catching machinery, rather than making bold decisions that could transform LIAT into a company with a high level of operational visibility. We say no to any essential service thought.”