Antigua and Barbuda government Sticking With it’s fifty percent Offer to Liat Employees

The Antigua and Barbuda government is maintaining its position regarding the severance offer made to former employees of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, insisting that it “will not be involved in any further discussions regarding any possibility of negotiations of the issue of its compassionate offer”.

A statement issued after the weekly Cabinet meeting Thursday, noted that the matter had been discussed including “the offer made to meet 50 per cent of the severance cost of all LIAT workers.

“The unions have yet to accept the legal position regarding the Government’s obligations and are still seeking to engage the Government with the aim of having further negotiations. The Cabinet has re-iterated its position and will not be involved in any further discussions regarding any possibility of negotiations of the issue of its compassionate offer,” the statement noted.

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