Astaphan wants gov’t to step in to solve LIAT pilot situation

first_img Share 26 Views   no discussions Share Senior Council Mr. Anthony AstaphanSenior Council Anthony Astaphan, the lawyer for pilots of regional Airline LIAT,is suggesting that government gets directly involved before the labour situation at the airline gets out of hand.Pilots this week voted for industrial action but has conceded to suggestion from their lawyers that they seek direct engagement with their shareholders first.Astaphan said they are writing directly to the Prime Ministers of Antigua, Barbados and St Vincent to step in.“There are a number of issues arising out of management decision that is causing unquiet among trade unions regionally. Not just in Antigua and not just the pilots. They have left this is the hands of management and board of directors who don’t seem to understand what is necessary in relations to industrial relations in a highly sensitive and important matter. We do not want to have to disrupt anything at all,” he said.The pilots say they have a long list of grievances with the airline’s management, but the most contentious one concern the status of a Provident Fund and monies paid into it. They have also listed cockpit temperatures and grievance procedures as some of the issues of major concern.The pilots say they hope the new strategies would result in an amicable solution to their problems even as they did not rule out industrial actionDominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNewsTravel Astaphan wants gov’t to step in to solve LIAT pilot situation by: – August 18, 2011last_img

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