TCI civil servants strike over pay cuts

| 24/03/2011

(TCI Sun): Civil Servants in the Turks and Caicos Islands went on strike early Thursday morning, in a move that shut down the country’s main gateway, Providenciales International Airport, and forced some schools to close early. The public workers decided to strike because the Interim Government did not meet a March 18th deadline to respond to their demands for the reinstatement of full salary to all Civil Servants as it was prior to April 2010. Early Thursday, the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority issued a press statement saying it suspended operations into and out of its aerodromes due to the absence of adequate coverage from the Royal Turks and Caicos Fire Service.

“We are working assiduously to resume operations, and apologize for any inconvenience caused,” the release said.

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