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MEDIA RELEASE Nov 5, 2011 MANILA — Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemned today business groups’ statement of support for the Philippine Airlines management whose treatment of an ongoing labor dispute hasreportedly turned violent last week. “The employers’ groups are overreacting to so-called illegal acts committed by PAL workers to hide from view the…

PRESS STATEMENT President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s continuing assumption of jurisdiction (AJ) over the labor dispute in Philippine Airlines is prolonging the injustice being committed to workers in the country’s flag carrier. The PAL management is using the ongoing AJ as an excuse for not holding negotiations for a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the PAL…

Judging from the first six months in office of the Aquino government, there seems to be no relief in sight for workers who have been suffering from record joblessness, runaway prices of basic goods and services, and violent attacks on their democratic rights.

Under the plan approved by the Department of Labor and Employment, PAL would outsource the in-flight catering, call center reservations and airport services (passenger, cargo and ramp handling) departments to “third-party providers” , eVentus PLDT and Skylogistics, two of which, employees revealed are Lucio Tan dummies if not directly under his group’s Macro Asia.