LIAT’s pilots are threatening to take industrial action over the busy holiday period if the airline company fails to meet their demands by December 10.
A continued deferral of salaries, the recent dismissal of two pilots and other longstanding issues are among the main grievances the pilots are demanding to be addressed by the company.
They also want the implementation of a 2010 arbitration tribunal award and a new contract to fly the ATR aircraft being operated by LIAT.
The union representing the LIAT pilots – The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) – placed an advertisement in today’s Daily OBSERVER, detailing their grievances.
LIALPA is also calling for an independent investigation into LIAT’s dismissal of two pilots for damaging an aircraft during the passage of Tropical Storm Gonzalo in October.
Pilots told OBSERVER media they are feeling abused and taken advantage of.
They say a letter with the demands was presented this week to the company and they are giving the LIAT management two weeks to address the issues. (Antigua Observer)