Chevron workers back on the job
Chevron fuel attendants at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua returned to work today after being off the job for three days.
“The workers are out to work today and I understand that there is going to be a meeting with them Thursday afternoon at which point all the parties will get together and hopefully this matter will be resolved,” Airline Association President, Bernard Ho said.
The workers took industrial action on Saturday over what their representative, the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU), said was Chevron’s failure to reach agreement on severance and other issues.
The US-based energy company announced last year that it was selling its fuels marketing and aviation businesses in the English and French-speaking Caribbean to a French company.
The work stoppage forced planes to divert to neighbouring countries to refuel, something which Ho said was very costly to the airlines. (CMC)