LIAT shareholders have agreed to intervene in a dispute between the regional airline and trade unions representing the airline employees.
The shareholder governments of the cash-strapped regional airline are expected to meet in Barbados next week, it has been has reported.
The scheduled meeting comes against the backdrop of a letter from the carrier’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Jones, to the Chairman of the shareholder governments, Prime Minister Doctor Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines, asking him to urgently intervene in the dispute.
Reifer-Jones confirmed the meeting, according to the Observer Media Group.
The unions representing LIAT employees have threatened to take action if the carrier goes ahead with plans to pay salaries late.
The unions have argued that in 2014 they participated in a salary deferral exercise which was projected for five months, but lasted 14 months, without any tangible results.
In Saint Lucia, the National Workers Union (NWU) represents some twenty LIAT employees.