(Antigua Observer) The Chairman of regional carrier Liat, Dr Jean Holder said he is committed to ensuring the survival of a committee set up to forge a new model of co-operation between the company and pilots.
This is in response to the decision of the Leeward Island Airline Pilots’ Association (LIALPA) to withdraw from the six-member committee that was set up in December 2016.
The union advocate for the pilots argued a week ago, that the document outlining the mandate of the committee, seeks to stifle the rights of the association.
Dr Holder, who spoke to OBSERVER media from Barbados on the weekend, dismissed the suggestion and said Liat was not attempting to muzzle LIALPA.
He said the joint LIALPA/Board of Directors committee is a very good idea and should not be abandoned.