Secretary Treasurer of the
Water Front and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) Kertise Augustus
The Waterfront and Allied Workers Union, which represents former LIAT employees in Dominica, has welcomed a decision by Government to negotiate
payment for the employees.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced recently that the Dominica Social security would pay the former employees.
Hundreds of LIAT employees have been affected by the restructuring of the regional airline.
“I am happy to note that there has been correspondent and communication between the government of Dominica and LIAT in relation to the payment of the monthly amount that was due, which accumulated to five months but three months was in fact paid as I understand it by the social security,” Secretary Treasurer of the Water Front and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) Kertise Augustus said.
Augustus stated that he was pleased by the decision taken by Government to honor the payment of the LIAT staff, because they have worked and should be
He said payments should have been made to a
number of LIAT staff.
“We talking about 18 workers…Since I had no further communication from my Shop Steward, I just concluded that the payment have been made because it is going to be made direct to their bank account,” Augustus further stated.