Air traffic controllers restive


The Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association warned on Tuesday night that normal activities cannot be guaranteed due to outstanding wage issues with the Ministry of Finance, with its 2017/2019 wage claim having still not been settled.

Kurt Solomon, President of the Association, told RJR News that air traffic controllers are displeased with how the Finance Ministry has been handling the matter, having “not been able to meet with anybody from the Ministry of Finance, specifically about the negotiation process.”

He said officers of the Ministry of Finance have claimed that they are not allowed to meet with the Air Traffic Controllers Association, “because their process outlines that they shouldn’t meet with us as the stakeholders, which is ridiculous!”

Accordingly, he asserted that the his members have only “one recourse” – meaning industrial action – “and we will take that action as soon as we deem that it is necessary to do so…”

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