ST. JOHN’s, Antigua, Mar. 16, CMC – The General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU) David Massiah has warned that any unilateral position to institute a salary deferral system for workers at the regional carrier LIAT – will not be accepted.
“This position will not be accepted and we will do everything in our power to demonstrate our strong opposition to a salary deferral system,” he said.
Both sides have been discussing the proposal for increased wages which was first presented to the unions last week, with the LIAT indicating it’s decision to implement the system without the group’s approval.
But on Thursday, the ABWU General Secretary in reiterating his stance, noted that the unions met with LIAT in February but had not discussed the airlines finances.
He added that a few days after, he was invited to talk about the carrier’s financial problems and the planned deferral system.
“Any unilateral position to institute the salary deferral system will result in us taking whatever appropriate action that we seem fit,” Massiah declared.