Pilots give LIAT new ultimatum
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of the regional carrier LIAT to implement all of the recommendations of an arbitration panel or face action.
“. . . everything should be implemented by the 15th (September). Since June 30 of this year the company was aware of the arbitration award, I’ve brought it to their attention several times,” LIALPA Chairman Captain Michael Blackburn said on local radio. “I can’t predict the future. There are all sorts of things that could come up unless they do so.”
Blackburn’s warning comes a day after the airline’s acting chief executive officer Brian Challenger announced that the company’s management was moving to put in place measures for implementation of a new collective bargaining agreement. (CMC)