PAL hits cabin crew strike threat

MANILA -- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Saturday maintained that the company’s decision to retire eight flight attendants is sanctioned by a court order.

This as the airline hit the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap) for coming out of strike threats despite the legality of the court order issued by Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Oscar Pimentel.

“Fasap's threat to file another notice of strike is, to our mind, another posturing by the union. PAL believes that its decision to proceed with the retirement of cabin crews who have reached their retirement age is based on solid legal grounds," PAL said.

To recall, Pimentel lifted an injunction order which stemmed from a case filed by the flight attendants to prevent PAL from retiring them when they reach the retirement age of 55. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)

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