Published June 24, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican air traffic controllers are back on the job after a weekend sick-out in a pay dispute.
During the two-day protest, the island's civil aviation agency called in teams of supervisors to man control towers. Officials say safety was not compromised at Jamaica's international airports and airfields.
The disgruntled controllers returned to work Monday after Jamaica's Supreme Court issued an injunction at the request of the government ordering them to report to their jobs.
The Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers' Association is still demanding a salary increase. The association argues that controllers are operating under "severe stress" and are in serious need of a raise. Other Jamaican unions have previously agreed to public sector wage freezes.