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THE COLLISION COURSE between some airport workers and management over a disputed pay increase is now clearly set, and it could end with a crash landing.

With the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) saying it was prepared to step up industrial action at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said yesterday he backed GAIA Inc. management’s position that it did not owe workers any money.

The island’s largest public sector union has already flexed its muscle with a three-hour work stoppage last Friday and has threatened to make life more uncomfortable if it did not get a disputed 3.5 per cent increase for workers.

Addressing the issue even before members of the Press got a chance to raise the question during a breakfast meeting with the media at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Sealy reiterated the airport management’s stand and insisted that the NUPW had no case.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATIONedition.

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