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Argyle International Airport. (Photo: Argyle International Airport Inc./Facebook)
Argyle International Airport. (Photo: Argyle International Airport Inc./Facebook)

The Public Service Union and the management of Argyle International Airport Inc. have reached an agreement, averting industrial action at the airport.

The union had given the airport until today (Friday) to pay increments owed to workers.

The union said that if the monies were not paid, the staff would have engaged in industrial action on a Monday or Wednesday or both until the matter was settled.

However, today, the union said that it met with the airport on Wednesday to discuss the outstanding retroactive payments owed to workers for the period 2020 to 2022.

“We are pleased to report that the AIA Inc. and the SVG Public Service Union has (sic) reached an amicable settlement agreement,” the union said in a press statement.

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“The Union would like to thank Mr. Godfred Pompey, Chairman of the Board and the members of the management team for exercising good industrial relation practices,” the press release said.

“We also want to thank the hard working workers and members of the AIA Inc. for their patience and commitment. They were instrumental in us arriving to this settlement.

“As a result of this, the planned industrial action that was planned for Monday 15th April 2024 has been cancelled.”

The announcement came two days after Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves expressed confidence that workers at would not engage in industrial action over the non-payment of increments.

“… whatever the management decides, that’s fine with me. I haven’t gotten involved to tell them to accede to the PSU or not actually because I haven’t studied the issues inside out and I think they’re having discussions and they will give me a report,” Gonsalves said on NBC Radio. 

2 replies on “Union, airport reach agreement to avert industrial action ”

  1. Unión in SVG is for the government and not for the people they represent. They done get buy out. This same so call resolved issue will make headline again

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