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Unions/Government to discuss Air Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2007 | 8:11 PM

The Government and the National Workers Union (NWU), are to meet this week, to discuss the concerns of employees at Air Jamaica.

NWU Vice President, Granville Valentine said the ministers without portfolio in the Finance Ministry, Don Wheby and Dwight Nelson have agreed to attend the meeting.

Mr. Valentine said workers at the national airline were upset about reported plans by the airline to terminate some positions.

The management is yet to respond to suggestions outlined by the unions to cut costs at the airline, he added.

Last month the NWU raised concerns regarding the manner in which the management of Air Jamaica communicated plans to cut staff.

However, following several meetings, the union said the company’s management had sought to assure the union that there would be no job cuts at this time.

The NWU represents more than 1,500 workers at the airline.