(Barbados Today) A Barbadian engineer still employed with Antigua-based airline LIAT has told his former co-workers not to hold out any hope of the government in that twin-island nation paying them severance.
Francis Ifill, one of 103 employees who remain on the payroll of the company which is under court-sanctioned administration, said there is no state fund from which the terminated workers can be paid.
“There is no such thing as a severance payments fund in Antigua. LIAT (1974) Limited is responsible for your severance. There is no government entity…no coverage like Barbados has to pay us. So, we are basically at the mercy of the government of Antigua,” Ifill told Barbados TODAY on Wednesday.