Why? well as usual it is wages. Negotiations broke down with this impasse.
Neither side was willing to budge from its position—on the one hand a zero percent increase from Government and a one off EC$1000 bonus, and on the other a 16% increase for the triennium 2010-2013 by the Unions.
However as usual there is a Caribbean solution for those needing to checkout with the "small special charge" helping the papers find their way to the officials.
Students though are welcoming the extra holidays.