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Air traffic controllers and JCAA to resume wage talks

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2013 | 2:01 PM

An attempt is to be made this afternoon to resume wage negotiations between air traffic controllers and the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority.



The talks between the parties broke down after air traffic controllers complained about a lack of progress in the negotiations.



The Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association says it submitted its wage claim for the 2012-2014 contract period more than a year ago.



A meeting has been called to discuss the wage claim this afternoon at 2 p.m.



The association's president, Kurt Solomon, says air traffic controllers are going into the meeting with an open mind and are hopeful they will receive a reasonable offer.



Solomon maintains that air traffic controllers will not accept a wage freeze.



He says members of the association remain restive and continue to perform only their specified duties.



On June 23, the Ministry of Labour secured a 28 day injunction in the Supreme Court which barred air traffic controllers from further industrial action.



The court action came after two days of a sick out by the air traffic controllers.



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