REGIONAL: Talks with LIAT pilots stave off industrial action

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2017-05-25-08_13_25-update_-talks-with-liat-pilots-stave-off-industrial-actionThe management of the regional carrier LIAT, says all fights will operate on Thursday as scheduled, as the threat of industrial action by pilots, has been averted.

Liat on Wednesday, Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin called an emergency meeting with president of the Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIAPPA) Captain Carl Burke , members of the airline’s management team and others.

The meeting was held as LIALPA had issued an ultimatum, which gave the management until midnight on Wednesday to pay outstanding salaries.

However, in a release late Wednesday LIAT said discussions were cordial and “the management and pilots have reached a mutually amicable decision on outstanding issues.”

At issue is the late payment of salaries by LIAT, which has been mired in a financial mess for decades, and with which the pilots have had a volatile relationship.

 

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2 comments

  1. 100% born Lucian

    LIAT needs to put their act together or they will not survive. Competition is coming soon take note.

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  2. The pilots needs to pay their bills and feed their families. No one wants to work hard and don't get pay. With such high price on airfare, pilots shouldn't have to beg for their salaries. Get rid of those in the higher office not doing their jobs. Liat be on time, so you don't always have to put passengers in hotels, and pay for dinners and breakfast. Liat mess up = a passenger in a hotel room (80%time alone), dinner and breakfast. That is the pilots salaries right there

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