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Sick-out escalates at airport

Disgruntled air traffic controllers at the Grantley Adams International Airport appear to have escalated their sick-out action, amid reports of delayed flights.


This evening, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic services to the United Kingdom were behind schedule.

A passenger on British Airways Flight 2154 to the UK told Barbados TODAY that after they had boarded the plane, the pilot announced that the flight would be delayed because an air traffic controller reported sick.

The flight was scheduled to leave at 6 p.m. but only departed just before 8 p.m.

When Barbados TODAY contacted Communications Officer of the Grantley Adams International Airport Keith Goddard he declined comment saying, “he was in no position to speak on the matter at the moment”.

Last Friday, an estimated 30 air traffic controllers started action over unresolved environmental problems in the building housing the control tower.

Deputy General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) Dwaine Paul had warned that the sick-out could escalate into a full-blown industrial action, if management did not address the workers’ grievances. (SD)

One Response to Sick-out escalates at airport

  1. carson c cadogan October 29, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Fire the whole bloody lot of them.


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