LIAT services to/from Grenada continue despite industrial action

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, August 05, 2010 – LIAT wishes to advise that its employees at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) and several employees at its City Ticketing Office in Grenada called in sick today, Thursday, August 05, 2010.

As a result of the industrial action, LI 761/760 which was scheduled to operate Grenada/Port-of-Spain/Grenada has been canceled. All other scheduled flights will operate, however, customers traveling to and from Grenada are advised to expect delays due to the reduced manpower at the MBIA.

Customers who are booked to travel today and may wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without charge.

For further information passengers are advised to contact: – from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428.

The Company has received no notification from the recognized bargaining unit – the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union (G/TAWU) – or any individual employee of industrial action.

LIAT’s management is seeking to work with the union, employees and the Grenada Government to bring a speedy resolution to this matter.

LIAT sincerely apologises to affected passengers for any inconvenience caused as a result of the action by its Grenada employees.

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