The Jamaica Air Traffic Controllers Association has rejected the terms of reference of a proposed Board of Enquiry that is to look into its wage dispute with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA).
The Association and the JCAA are at odds over alleged overtime payments to air traffic controllers more than two years ago.
At a meeting last week with Transport Minister, Mike Henry, the parties agreed to go to mediation to resolve the impasse.
It was proposed that a Board of Enquiry be set up to review the matter and make a final decision on the 40 hour work week and overtime schedule implemented by the Authority.
However, in a letter to the transport minister today, the air traffic controllers expressed objection to the terms of the enquiry.
Association president, Kurt Solomon, said the controllers are insisting that they are designated fixed annually paid workers and not hourly paid as outlined in the terms of reference.
Solomon said based on legal advice to the Association it has taken a decision not to sign-off on the terms and he says the air traffic controllers will not take part in the enquiry until they are adjusted.
The air traffic controllers and Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority have been at loggerheads over the overpayment of $55 million to workers.