PMs to chart route for LIAT
TODAY?is D-DAY for Prime Ministers Freundel Stuart, Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Baldwin Spencer, meeting at Hilton Barbados to chart the way forward for financially-troubled LIAT (1974) Limited.
But the union representing the airline’s staff has denounced the closed-door session involving the leaders of Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua and Barbuda – the three main shareholder governments – as a “symbolic charade”.
Chester Humphrey, chairman of the regional grouping of trade unions representing LIAT’s workers, said he had the highest respect for the office of prime minister but charged that the unions were being disrespected by management of the airline.
“The unions are prepared for a partnership but that partnership must have a duality of respect.
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