Air traffic controllers back to work

Air traffic controllers at the Grantley Adams International Airport are back on the job after a work stoppage this morning.

From early this morning, they refused to carry out their duties, protesting poor working conditions.

However, after a meeting involving the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the airport’s management which finished just after midday, the employees went back to work.

NUPW’s Senior Industrial Relations Officer Wayne Walrond said the air traffic controllers were off the job for about five hours.

The strike action, which took the airport authorities and the union by surprise, had affected several flights in and out of the Grantley Adams International Airport but the airport remained open as management manned the control tower.

8 Responses to Air traffic controllers back to work

  1. Bryan L
    Bryan L'Ecuyer November 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Hopefully that doesn’t happen again.

  2. Galilaya Pentecostal Christ Mission
    Galilaya Pentecostal Christ Mission November 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm


  3. NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series
    NAKED DEPARTURE - The Trilogy Series November 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    For a strike to be truly meaningful, the employer must be brought to its knees with millions upon millions of dollars lost to the point of tasting the juice of bankruptcy burning in its throat. It’s not only about money, it’s about respecting the people who make you what you are. RESPECT

    • Baz Moz
      Baz Moz November 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Most ignorant statement I’ve read in a long time, no wonder this Island is on the verge of bankruptcy, with hard working honest people suffering!!!! idiot

  4. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke November 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Lol don’t talk junk, Ronald Regan fired 11 thousand air traffic controllers when they went on strike.

  5. Cassandra Gittens
    Cassandra Gittens November 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    don’t let it happen again because i need my sea bath

  6. V.C Bird Air Traffic Controllers November 18, 2014 at 6:56 am

    We support your actions Adams….. it’s people who work in the towers not pigs…..


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