Barbados-based LIAT ex-workers receive ‘gift’


Terminated Barbadian LIAT workers who were recently promised a one-off gift of $2,000 by the Mia Mottley Administration have received the money.

However, spokesman for the former Bajan pilots Neil Cave informed Barbados TODAY that an additional advance of $2,000 per month which was also promised, is still pending.

Cave said while they are thankful to the Government for the one-off gift, the severed LIAT local staff are anxiously awaiting the monthly payment.

“That monthly money is what would help us to pay our rent, utilities and other financial obligations which are in arrears. All of our savings have dried up,” he reiterated.

In early May the ex-workers described a relief payment from the Government as a lifeline, some 400 days after being sent home by the Antigua-based carrier without a cent in severance.

Cave, who has been spearheading the group’s struggle for severance and other entitlements, said then that the assistance offered during a meeting with Prime Minister Mottley would help avoid them “going further into the abyss”.

The Prime Minister met with a large number of the ex-workers representing a cross-section of the airline’s staff and offered them financial assistance pending the conclusion of efforts to resolve the severance matter. — Barbados TODAY

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  1. That’s great for Barbados and those liat workers what about here in Antigua and Barbuda we have over 600 people still in limbo what’s happening have all of them been silenced by the government you better start making you voices heard before your forgotten like most things that happen to poor people get up and stand up for your rights and stop waiting for someone else to do it for you.

  2. The head of the Antigua pilot union is a bajan so he getting he payout money from Barbados Mia and he also helping Gaston to keep pilots in Antigua quiet so he can friend up Gaston to get a job when tings with LIAT pick up. David Massiah on de other hand no care about LIAT Antigua workers. Nuff chat and letter writing but not one action!!! But he ah get pay every month and nah feel nutting!! Two set of jokers looking out fe themselves.

  3. What about the unions in Antigua and the so call politicians doing to help all those unemployed former liat workers how are they and family’s eating and paying rent this is just ridiculous that this is happening I just hope election coming they and family don’t get amnesia.

  4. Liat workers here are just crying and doing nothing about the injustice that was meted out to them. Neil is not a union leader and he managed to get the bajans together to lobby the government for help. You guys need to get together and fight for justice. I hope you all see that red or blue, this government cares for no one.

    • # l im totally agreeing with you they are afraid to speak out and get victimised by el dictator lord supreme Brainiac of the Caribbean anyhow I’m wishing them well all former liat workers i think it’s high time to come together and apply some pressure on liat with a Court Injunction to let them know how Serious the situation is.

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