The Union representing employees of Leeward Islands Air Transportation (LIAT) in Dominica said it will send a damning letter to the company expressing its dissatisfaction in the manner in which it handled a strike action in Grenada.
LIAT workers in Grenada had taken industrial action in a bid to deal with a number of outstanding issues including working conditions and wages; hence foreign workers were hired to do the job.
General Secretary of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union Kertiste Augustus said the issue has consequences for the LIAT workers here.
“This posture constitutes a direct threat to all LIAT workers throughout the LIAT chain and this negative reaction by the Grenada management of LIAT must be condemned in the strongest possible form and should not be encouraged by the senior management team in Antigua, for to do otherwise will have serious consequences for the industrial relation systems which we the trade unions and management of LIAT have developed and nurtured throughout the years,” he said.
The leadership of WAWU is calling on the chief executive to step in urgently and require the management in Grenada to steadfastly comply with the provisions of the negotiated agreement and to observe and follow the procedure for the resolution of grievances and dispute contained in the collective agreement.
“The solidarity of the WAWU is guaranteed to the workers of Grenada and rest assured that we in the WAWU shall be monitoring the development with great interest and readiness,” Augustus noted.