LIAT reinstating flights following industrial action

LIAT says it has recommenced flights and there are some changes in its schedule due to the industrial action which took place on Friday, November 10.

“LIAT is working to reinstate flights and passengers are reminded to check in two hours before scheduled departure,” the airline said in a statement.

Members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) had taken strike action over what the airline said was the union’s disagreement with a company decision.

9 Responses to LIAT reinstating flights following industrial action

  1. Saga Boy November 11, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Go ahead and keep shutting it down. The airline is broke.

  2. Anonymous November 11, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    That’s all that happens at LIAT , strike?

  3. BimJim November 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    This always seems to catch LIAT management by surprise, doesn’t it? It’s almost as if the workforce is expected and obliged to work on no matter the abuses and contract violations. Everybody gets screwed, and then management blames the employees who went on strike… as if those are the ones who created the situation in the first place.

    Tchah, man. When will the LIAT shareholders get professional management and stop putting the asylum in the care of the inmates? They want a well-run airline, but friends and family seem to be the only people they can ever find to appoint.

    If the politics were removed and LIAT were run as a commercial operation, it is very reasonable to assume that for the past few decades no island would be paying any share at all.

    As has been the norm for at least the last 50 years, LIAT has a Board of people who know nothing about aviation, far less a fast-moving regional airline, and has a top management who seem to know even less.

    The current CEO is an accountant with ZERO prior experience in aviation – her professed “qualification” for the position is that she loves LIAT.

    Bear in mind that in order to award her the position LIAT bypassed SEVERAL highly qualified and skilled CEOs who could have turned LIAT around, but in their interviews they were disqualified because they spoke that forbidden word “change”. Clearly the shareholder Prime Ministers gave strict orders that this long unbroken line of incompetence must continue, whatever the cost to taxpayers and inconvenience to passengers.

    See those ATRs? Trinidad is now coming to grips at government level with the abysmal choice made at Caribbean Airlines management level in order ensure SOMEbody got a fat sweet pot full of kick-backs. To hell with the taxpayer, he got his and then moved on to soak the LIAT and BahamasAir taxpayers as well.

    But in LIAT this particular instance is another example in a long line of examples of management not knowing, or not being interested in knowing, how their relationships with professional bodies are affected. Going by the LIALPA statement, this particular instance is a matter of refusing to follow protocol – and simple reason – and blundering ahead with their own timetable regardless of how it could affect the industrial harmony.

    There is a single word that may describe the Board and management of LIAT for the 45 years I have been intimate with the airline, and that one word is “incompetence”.

    And that one word has cost the LIAT shareholder taxpayers countless of hundreds of millions of US dollars over the decades.

    LIAT is dead. Long live LIAT.

    • andy g November 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      bim jim was liat not formed in 1974,hence the name liat1974 ltd?
      in your 4th paragraph you quote “at least 50 years” and 2nd last you said you were imtimate with the airline for 45 years. Yes liat has plenty problems ,that is well known,but don’t try to influence others with misleading statements

  4. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley November 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Do people notice the difference when they have industrial action !!

  5. milli watt November 12, 2017 at 5:49 am

    mek dem HEAR LIALPA mek dem HEAR…………if it happen next week STRIKE AGAIN till dem HEAR!

  6. Paul Chestnut
    Paul Chestnut November 12, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I ain’t give a s##t…I ain’t finishing with them…they have been faithful over the years….more faithful than a lot of marriages and relationships……stay strong liat…

  7. Just Saying November 12, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Andy G clearly you are one of the incompetents. Or you are in Liat’s management team. You completely miss the point and deflect to minor irrelevant stupid details. If you don’t already work for Liat then you clearly are well qualified to join their team.

  8. F.A.Rudder November 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Here it is BT contributors L.I.A.T was an operating company years before L.I.A.T 1974 Limited and was a potential passenger and Post office mail carrier through many of our Caribbean British West Indian islands. I myself dispatched mail on Aircraft passenger , mail and cargo manifest to destined islands. In todays market revenue got from supplying mail service is gone due to the internet service. The only solution today is to fly passengers on a timely and safe manner and or secondly turn L.I.A.T into a cargo carrier. There were years when L.I.A.T ferried young chicken into St.Vincent and the Grenadines to build their stock up for local food consumption and to build their stock genes. Top breed rabbits were also shipped so as you can visualize L.I.A.T has always played a part in our past nation building. It’s an insult when this company cannot grow or maintain itself. Lets take a look at our own selves within our region it nay be a good analysts for a diagnosis which should produce a good prognosis!


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