Airport talks breakdown

It is now up to Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo to seek to resolve the pay dispute at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA).

Today, talks between  the GAIA management  and the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) broke down at the level of the Chief Labour Officer Vincent Burnett.

Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo
Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer Suckoo

After close to three hours of talks with the two sides today, Burnett announced that he would be referring the matter to the Minister of Labour.

At issue is a 3.5 per cent pay increase.

The two sides differ on the outcome of a December 2010 meeting chaired by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

GAIA contends that the 3.5 per cent was taken off the table while the union said the increase would only be paid if the economy improved.

However, while Government is maintaining that the desired growth has not yet been realized, the union is contending otherwise. Based on January 4, 2010 letter it further insists that the pay increase was never taken off the table.

2 Responses to Airport talks breakdown

  1. Linda Muir
    Linda Muir February 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    A paper trail will tell the truth, whichever it may be.

    Reply
  2. Henderson Cheltenham
    Henderson Cheltenham February 29, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    i hope them pay them staff

    Reply

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