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FASAP loses unfair labor practice case vs PAL

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MANILA, Philippines–The Court of Appeals on Monday cleared the Philippine Airlines (PAL) of allegations of unfair labor practice in connection with the airline’s rehabilitation efforts in 2008.

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In an 18-page decision, the appeals court 13th division through Associate Justice Michael Elbinias said Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) failed to show that the agreement between PAL and Air Philippines Corp. (APC) reduced the capacity of FASAP to act as a legitimate labor organization.

“No displacement and no limitation of work and pay [happened] to the members of petitioner FASAP from the operation of the PAL Express,” the decision stated.

On May 2, 2008, PAL signed a cooperation agreement with APC for the launching of “PAL Express.” The deal includes the tapping of flight deck crew services.

In the case they filed against PAL,
FASAP asked for damages worth P13.8 million representing lost productivity pay, P1.35 million as lost per diem allowances, P78,000 as lost union dues, moral damages amounting to P7.5 million, exemplary damages amounting to P5 million, and attorney’s fees in the amount equivalent to 10 percent of the total judgment award.

PAL secured a favorable ruling from the Labor Arbiter on June 10, 2010, later affirmed by the NLRC on March 17, 2011.

The appeals court said they accord due respect and even finality to the rulings of the NLRC.


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Tags: Airline industry , Business , labor cases , News , Philippine Airlines

  • asdafaa qwesda

    It is such a shame that big companies like PAL need to pay off judges to get justice. The millions they spent on this litigation could’ve been invested in more jobs or lower air fares.

    Sigh…

  • apojay

    marami ng na luso-tan ang isang yan!

    kaya maski maliit na bagay lang, boykott pa rin ako ng lahat ng pag-aari ni lucio tan.

  • Cutie

    That’s the problem when you depend on your JOB as security.

  • Ornbort

    put up your own company and stop complaining if you work for someone else!

  • hustlergalore

    ang galing talaga ni lucio tan.

    ang galing niyang magbayad!

    tanungin niyo pa si erap, alam niya ang modus ng dati niyang ka-friendster. LOL

    pero siempre ang pinakamagaling ang CA, ang galing nilang tumanggap!

    • El_Gran_Capitan

      What would u prefer survive or close ur business if u are the owner

      • hustlergalore

        o so okay lang pala talaga sayo ang manuba? LOL

      • El_Gran_Capitan

        The question is, is the company making money? Theproblem with FASAP, they are like spoiled brat

  • Mario Salazar

    Walang mananalo ke LUCifer saTAN acronym ni Lucio Tarantado.

  • Hey_Dudes

    OK. Time to bug the supreme court again. If that won’t work, time to burn down the country ano kayo sinusuirti?

  • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 Sun Tzu

    Again nagkaBAYARAN na… problem solved, big corporation always wins!

  • UrHONOR

    SA susunod na taon, biglang lolobo ang total assets ni Elbinias! Sa bayang are’, ang GOLDEN RULE always applies….no exception allowed.



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