Reduction in LIAT flights a grave concern for NWU

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Reduction in LIAT flights a grave concern for NWU

PRESS RELEASE – The National Workers Union (NWU) is gravely concerned with the continuous reduction in flight arrivals at the George F.L. Charles Airport in Saint Lucia.

During a particular period, George Charles Airport was extremely busy with traffic, sometimes registering about forty-five incoming flights daily.

LIAT (1974) Ltd alone was responsible for about sixteen (16) flights daily. At present LIAT has five flights daily – three (3) on mornings and two (2) in the afternoon period. LIAT is currently contemplating a shutdown of its cargo operation.

This would result in job losses and will also negatively impact taxi drivers, the air port cafeteria, vendors and a sub-branch Bank operation at the George Charles Airport.

The NWU in a previous statement after the last general election had already hinted that a number of small businesses were in difficulty.

These owners had no one to turn to for assistance and guidance. The union at the time had said that Saint Lucia cannot afford more job losses and if the right decisions were not made the country would continue to haemorrhage and Saint Lucia may become too hot for us to handle.

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  1. liat all of a sudden have a old attitude now people loosing luggage having to wait for flights lol lol i saw this one video of this on face book it was hilarious

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  2. That what was told too us before, but we played politics with the issue. .now watch what's happening. ...to many taxes being charged just to travel the islands. ...plus liat always late and the fares to expensive, now people travel only if it's an absolute must

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  3. What 45incoming flights daily lmao NWU needs to have a sit , there are hardly 10flights for the day chpz. People are not traveling as the used to , businesses are still feeling the pinch , better decrease in flights than decrease in jobs

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