The Antigua & Barbuda government says it will take legislation to parliament when it next sits to declare LIAT an essential service, as defined under Antigua and Barbuda labour code.
Government chief of staff Lionel Hurst said "The Cabinet is seeking to protect the investment in LIAT and to help ensure its long term survival."
Such a classification would place limits on labour actions on the staff based on the importance of the service of the country.
The announcement follows news earlier this week from Barbados that there are moves afoot to restructure LIAT.
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