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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…

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA — As 2,600 long-time regular workers of Philippine Air Lines find themselves locked out of PAL and out of negotiations today in the outsourcing of the airline, progressive labor groups accused the union leadership of Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA)– Gerardo Rivera and Bong Palad in the main– of conniving…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) expressed full support for the workers of the Philippine Airlines (PAL) who held a work stoppage, Sept. 27 in protest of the impending massive layoff. More than 300 members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) staged a walkout around 7 a.m. yesterday…

‘Tis the Christmas season and anxious workers at Philippine Airlines are wondering if there is cause for hope that Aquino will reverse the airline’s mass layoffs and contractualization scheme, or is the president merely helping Lucio Tan to buy time, until the peak season — and the optimum time for a workers’ strike — is over?

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.

“If you can tie our hands with an AJ (assumption of jurisdiction), please tie the hands, too, of the PAL management with regard to their discrimination and violations of the Labor Code,” Robert Anduiza, FASAP president, appealed to the Department of Labor.