UPDATE: Airport workers go on strike

Labor minister to meet with them on Monday before NAS takes over

MONROVIA-Several workers, mainly contractors at the Robert International Airport(RIA) early Thursday embarked on a go slow strike action  in demand for their two months pay and   also demanding  to be  paid off before an Arab company-National Aviation Services-NAS  takes over three departments at the airport.

“But management is telling us  that we   should be  with the new company for one year on probation after which they will decide our fate. If they  do not  take us after one year, they can decide to lay us off. We think this is bad labor practice.  If they  do not need us, let them pay us off and go,” Dorbor said.

This action is expected to affect the movement of plight, if not properly  resolved.

But late Thursday, the minister of State, Nathaniel McGill held meeting with the striking workers  to resolve the  standoff.

“We had the meeting with him yesterday and told us they  that the minister of Labor will meet us on Monday, January 3, 2022. That NAS will not take over the operations until this is resolved,” one of the persons in the meeting told this paper early Friday.

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