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Bahamas: Airport Authority employees to receive all back pay over a six-month period

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government has agreed to pay all outstanding money owed to Airport Authority employees over a six-month period beginning next month, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) announced yesterday.

In a statement on the outstanding industrial agreement payments, the ministry said it is aware of concerns being raised by Airport Authority employees through their union, the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU).

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“The government of The Bahamas has agreed to pay all outstanding monies owed to the Airport Authority employees over a six-month period commencing the March 2021 pay period,” the MOTA said.

“The ministry has remained fully committed to honoring all agreed terms of the industrial agreement, and this has been communicated. The current financial constraints we face as a result of COVID-19 and its impact on our economy did not make it possible to honor these payments, and we ask for the continued patience of the Airport Authority and its employees as we rebuild our economy stronger and continue to demonstrate our promise to protect jobs.”

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