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LIAT cuts staff

06:17am | Tue, April 10, 2012

More then 20 employees of LIAT’s cargo department have been made redundant, just over one year after the company launched the intra Caribbean service.

 According to the Antigua Observer, of the 28 employees who service the Cargo and Quick Pak Department, only three were spared the plight of redundancy.

 The employees  reportedly received their letters last week informing them that their services would no longer be required as of April 15, 2012.

The Obsever reports that the Cargo and Quick Pak Department has been outsourced to the Barbados based Caribbean Airport Services.

The employees, some of whom have worked with the company for more than a decade, are expected to meet with their bargaining agent, the Antigua & Barbuda Workers Union, ABWU, today, Tuesday April 10.