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Court rules on LIAT case

Court rules on LIAT case

The near six year wait for justice has ended for former LIAT pilot Captain Michael Blackburn. However, Blackburn, the former head of LIAT’s pilots’ union, did not get the level of financial compensation he was hoping for. In its decision handed down this week, the Industrial Court of Antigua and Barbuda ruled that Blackburn significantly […]

Long wait for dismissed LIAT pilot

Long wait for dismissed LIAT pilot

Nearly six years after his dismissal from the company, a former LIAT pilot says he is sick and tired of waiting for justice. And lawyers for the former President of LIAT’s pilots’ union, Captain Michael Blackburn, have now filed an application in the Antigua High Court complaining about the long wait for the industrial court […]

Deadlock ends

Deadlock ends

The three-day strike by LIAT pilots has ended. Late Friday, news came of a resolution to their pay dispute with management of the Antigua-based regional carrier that had resulted in numerous flight cancellations and system-wide delays since Wednesday. The three-day deadlock, which left hundreds stranded at the various airports across the region to which LIAT […]

LIAT pilots’ strike ‘unreasonable’, says Browne

LIAT pilots’ strike ‘unreasonable’, says Browne

Several flights in and out of the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) were either cancelled or delayed Thursday afternoon, as a strike by pilots employed by regional carrier LIAT persisted for a second straight day with one shareholder government branding the action “unreasonable”. At the start of the day, it looked as if the carrier’s operations […]

LIAT hit by industrial action

LIAT hit by industrial action

Pilots at the cash-strapped regional airline LIAT have taken industrial action. The company issued an advisory this morning in which it notified the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). “In the ongoing negotiations for higher wages, which includes the operation of the ATR aircraft, the […]

Chaos expected at GAIA as LIAT pilots plan sit-in

Chaos expected at GAIA as LIAT pilots plan sit-in

Grantley Adams International Airport is likely to become a mass of chaos and confusion beginning on Thursday as LIAT pilots have threatened to take industrial action if they did not receive their salaries by midnight Wednesday. President of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) Captain Carl Burke said in a statement the planned action, […]

In flight

In flight

Barbadian and Caribbean passengers travelling on LIAT have been spared the discomfort of lengthy delays and cancellations, as industrial action by the airline’s employees has been averted. Chairman of the shareholder governments, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tuesday evening announced that the latest sore point in the usually acrimonious relationship […]

LIAT in fresh dispute with workers

LIAT in fresh dispute with workers

A meeting will be held here Tuesday to discuss how to get out of the latest problem facing the struggling regional carrier, LIAT, which is embroiled in a salary dispute with staff. The airline’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said the shareholder governments had agreed to intervene in the carrier’s latest disagreement with workers and […]

LIAT pilots want tough action against ‘disruptive passenger’

LIAT pilots want tough action against ‘disruptive passenger’

The union that represents LIAT pilots wants the airline to punish the passenger who made a “mischievous allegation” against a pilot earlier this month. In a release issued Thursday, the Antigua-based Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) stopped just short of demanding that the regional carrier bans or takes legal action against the female passenger, […]

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