Air traffic controllers walk off the job
Norman Manley International Airport

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The island’s air traffic controllers are on strike over concerns about a reclassification exercise.

It was confirmed by Minister with responsibility for Information Robert Morgan in a radio interview on Thursday morning.

Morgan said a meeting involving the Ministry of Finance and the Minister of Transport is to be held "very shortly to see how quickly we can resolve the issue".

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He said Jamaica's airspace is not closed.

"The controls are being manned by senior management of the Civil Aviation Authority so flights continue in and out of the country, but we want to resolve this matter as soon as possible," he said.

Morgan noted that the air traffic controllers’ concerns are similar to that of the National Water Commission (NWC) workers who walked off the job this week disrupting water supply for more than 500,000 customers across the island.

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