Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Advisory: PALEA to picket PAL offices at airport today

October 14, 2015
Contact Manny Gan @ 09275307230

   After filing notice of strike last week:
PALEA to picket PAL offices at airport

WHAT: PALEA to protest against mass layoff of 117 PAL workers and call on members to prepare for strike

WHEN:  Today, October 14 (Wednesday), 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Assembly at PALEA HQ in Baclaran then proceed to PAL offices around the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

DETAILS: The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) will hold another protest today, its first after filing a notice of strike last week over the recent mass layoff.

Last October 8, PALEA filed a notice of strike, alleging unfair labor practice by PAL due to the recent retrenchment and management interference in the right to unionize. The law gives PALEA 15 days after filing before it can actually hold a strike.

PAL announced the separation of 117 employees all working at domestic airports all around the country last September 2.

Aside from opposing the latest retrenchment, PALEA is also calling for the opening of collective bargaining negotiation and the full implementation of a settlement agreement that ended the dispute over the last mass retrenchment in 2011.

No collective bargaining negotiation between PAL and PALEA has happened since 1998 when a 10-year CBA suspension was imposed. After a two-year fight, PALEA and PAL forged a deal to settle the labor dispute of 2011 yet some 600 retrenched members have not been re-employed as provided for in the agreement.

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