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Cabinet Muses Proposed TCIAA Paper To Regulate Striking Workers

A paper to regulate industrial actions by Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) employees has been sent to cabinet for legislative amendment approval to the TCIAA Ordinance.

The matter was put before the cabinet at its latest meeting on June 22, four days after the June 18 strike by firefighters across the Turks and Caicos Islands, of which aviation firefighters are a part.

The industrial action was triggered by salary increase concerns by the firefighters.

The strike which lasted a few hours, affected mostly pre-midday flights, resulting in some cancellations. The Airports Authority later clarified that not all the cancelled flights on that day were because of the strike.

The post cabinet press release stated in part: “Noted a paper from the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) for legislative amendments to be made to the TCIAA Ordinance to regulate industrial action by employees of the TCIAA.”

The release stated that Cabinet requested more time to consider the paper, stating that the proposed amendments would be considered by the House of Assembly for approval when the time was ripe.

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