Editorial Staff
2 months ago

Editorial Staff
2 months ago

Conflict between taxi drivers and management threatens operations at V C Bird Airport

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There is a brewing conflict at the V C Bird International Airport in the upcoming weeks, which may cause potential disruptions.

This conflict is between the airport taxi drivers and their bosses, and the United Taxi Association, which serves the airport, has warned of possible strikes if their demands are not met.

The situation has escalated after the petition issued by the members of the Association last Wednesday, demanding the removal of the executive, whom they have accused of being antagonistic and disrespectful while failing to communicate effectively with them.

Two members of the Association, Ian Joseph and Keithroy Benjamin, spoke on the Observer AM show, clarifying that the matter is about protecting their rights and livelihoods.

The delay in holding elections to install a new executive, which was due last June, has angered many of the Association’s forty-five active members.

Joseph has warned that if the matter is not resolved by next week, there could be a sit-in at the airport, leading to significant disruptions.

An interim body has been set up to serve as a temporary governing team until a permanent executive is elected.

During the inaugural meeting held on Thursday night, the members of the interim body agreed to convene again to hold elections for the executive post.

Meanwhile, Henely Daniel, the President of the UTA, has stated that he is not aware of any interim executive existing and that he does not know what the association members are fighting about.

He believes that the issue at hand can still be resolved. The situation remains uncertain, and it is difficult to predict how events will unfold.

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