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The dialogue brokered by government did not address the root causes of the unrest raised by the pilots who resigned. Instead, PAL will continue to implement its massive spin-off and contractualization schemes – approved by the Arroyo regime, not yet rescinded by the Aquino government — that will affect thousands of PAL’s cabin and ground employees.

The mass resignation of PAL pilots, the notice of strike filed by the cabin crew union, the struggle of ground employees against mass termination and contractualization — all of these are interrelated. “It all stems from Lucio Tan’s moves to increase his profits even more by intensifying the exploitation of all his employees in the aviation industry.”

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Press Release 1 August 2010 This was labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno’s call to President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III after the chief executive “scolded” both the Philippine Airlines pilots who refused to report for duty last Saturday and the PAL management for the “disruptions” in the national flag carrier’s operations. President Aquino also hinted…

Philippine Airlines has announced that it would spin-off three ‘non-core business’ to stave off losses. However, the 3,000 employees who are about to lose their jobs and progressive labor center KMU believe that it is a company ploy to maximize profits by depriving the workers of their tenure, their just pay, and union rights.

Rep. Satur C. Ocampo, Rep. Liza L. Maza, Rep. Rafael V. Mariano, Rep. Raymond V. Palatino, Rep. Teodoro A. Casiño and Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan have filed a resolution in Congress asking government agencies to look into allegations that tycoon Lucio Tan had defrauded the government of as much as P330 billion.

The labor department has assumed jurisdiction over a strike staged by workers of Lucio Tan’s Asia Brewery in Cabuyao, Laguna. Since when has beer, the unionized workers cry, been a matter of national interest? By DENNIS ESPADA Bulatlat.com CABUYAO, Laguna – The machines of alcoholic beverage firm Asia Brewery Inc. here ground to a halt…