A technical committee assigned to recommend on LIAT issues

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A technical committee assigned to recommend on LIAT issues

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A technical committee is assigned to make recommendations on LIAT issues
June 1, 2017

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonzalves says he is awaiting a report from a technical task force to decide how LIAT moves forward with issues affecting pilots.

Gonzalves tells OBSERVER Media that a technical committee was set up to find ways to address all the issues affecting LIAT employees.

He says the report, which is expected to be handed to LIAT shareholders in August, will make recommendations on the best way to iron out several matters.

Dr Gonzalves is also commending the pilots for abandoning their decision to protest last week.

The Leeward Island Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) had threatened to stage sit-ins at various airports across the region if its members did not receive their salaries by midnight on May 24.

All pilots, with the exception of those on probation, were asked to participate in the protest.

At the centre of the controversy, was the failure by LIAT to implement a new salary structure for its ATR-72 pilots; general salary increases; and the pilots’ objection to a salary deferral system, among other outstanding matters.

LIALPA had argued that it entered into talks with LIAT since 2012 for the new ATR-72 salary scale and the company, since January 2017, had remained defiant and had evaded the agreement.

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Re: A technical committee assigned to recommend on LIAT issu

Unread post by bimjim » Thu Jun 01, 2017

Well now, another Committee created by Advanced Ultimate Supreme Comrade Commander His Excellency The Right Honourable Admiral Sir Ralph Gonsalves ABCD, FAT, HIJK, PORK, QRS, DDS, XYZ to see about the problems at LIAT. That should solve everything.

And we should be able to say that with some confidence, given the outstanding results by all the other Committees and meetings on the part of the shareholders, Board and management as well as the input from a range of those affected by LIAT's misbehaviour and unreliability from senior to junior in just about every sector.

Of course (after 40 years of difficulties), as we all know at this point nobody really has the slightest idea what LIAT's problems might be, so maybe another thirty, forty, fifty conventions of political Committees may be necessary over the next 20 to 30 years to keep refining what may or may not need to be done.

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