Labour Dept. invites sacked Fly Jamaica workers to meeting

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The Department of Labour at the Ministry of Social Protection is inviting all former employees of Fly Jamaica to a meeting at 11:45hrs on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

At the meeting to be held at the Department’s boardroom, Lot 82 Upper Brickdam, Georgetown, officials will listen to the concerns of the ex-workers with the aim of providing some form of compensation, according to the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer.

For further information, contact can be made with the Department of Labour on telephone number 225-7302.

Fly Jamaica Airways terminated the services of all of its local staff effective March 31, 2019, as a result of the crash landing of Flight OJ256 on November 9, 2018, at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

As a result of the crash, Fly Jamaica was left without an aircraft and pulled out of the local market.

At that time, the company said it was committed to provide compensation owed to employees from November 2018 to March 31 but asked for more time to do so. It is unclear whether the employees were paid.

The airline also has outstanding monies for customers who would have purchased tickets before the crash.

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