Union seeking severance payment for LIAT workers in SVG

The union representing former employees of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, has described as unconscionable the failure of the St. Vincent & the Grenadines government to deal with the matter of severance payment as well as issue an official response to the collapse of the airline three years ago.

President of the LIAT Workers Union, Jeremiah Howard, says the workers continue to be disappointed by the lack of care or concern demonstrated by the government.

Earlier this month, Barbados joined St. Lucia in providing severance payments for its nationals that had been employed with the airline. The Antigua and Barbuda government announced this week that it is giving thought to providing 32 per cent of severance liability to former LIAT staff members in an effort to settle its moral obligation to the former workers.

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