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LIAT, pilots to meet tomorrow

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

LIAT, pilots to meet tomorrow

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Management of regional airline LIAT will meet with the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIAPA) tomorrow.
The two groups held discussion today after members of LIAPA went on strike, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded across the region. Only a limited number of flights were able to operate from Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad.
In a release, the company indicated its willingness to discuss any legitimate issues and gave a firm commitment to address the union’s concerns. Expressing the hope that “good sense would prevail”, management are also working towards a resumption of service “early tomorrow”.
The pilots did not report for duty today, and according to the release, they did not receive the required notification of industrial action which is part of the agreement with LIAPA.
Several morning flights did not takeoff as scheduled and this pattern continued during the day.
Five flights on the Barbados route were affected by the strike action. (PR)