LIAT flights back to normal after pilot strike

Last updated: November 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Regional airline LIAT has commenced normal operations after the end of last week was disrupted by industrial action from the pilots.

A disagreement between the Caribbean carrier and the Leeward Islands Airline
Pilots Association (LIALPA) meant some flights were delayed or cancelled.

LIAT did not give any details about the cause of the disagreement, and WIC News has been unable to reach LIALPA for comment.

Julie Reifer-Jones, the CEO of LIAT, said: “LIAT apologises for these disruptions to our passengers and their plans and wishes to reiterate its commitment to work with LIALPA to resolve any issues.”

This year has seen a series of strikes by the pilots over the issue of delayed payments and demands for higher wages.

In May, planned industrial action was only averted at the last minute.

But in June, a strike grounded planes for three days. LIAT later said that the disruptions cost the company $7 million.

2 COMMENTS

  1. They should probably go ahead and just sell this airline to a private company. I could be wrong and stand to be corrected but this had to be about more than that, the trigger man for these strike actions has a bigger grievance and seem to enjoy messing with liat. You heard they planned to train a pilot using liat staff and equipment so you shut down the entire operation, what kind of madness is that? What the hell happened to discussion? Could someone explain why it would be a problem?

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