PAL strike to affect economy, says Palace spokesman | Inquirer Business

PAL strike to affect economy, says Palace spokesman

/ 05:14 PM September 27, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang said on Tuesday that the work stoppage mounted by employees of Philippine Airlines would have adverse effects on the country’s economy.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, nonetheless, said the government would want to see something positive come out of the conciliation proceedings the Department of Labor and Employment has initiated between the PAL’s management and the union.

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“Definitely, there will be an impact on the economy,” Lacierda said, citing the cancelled flights suffered by the flag carrier on Tuesday just as typhoon Pedring battered most of Luzon.

He would not comment on whether sanctions could be meted on the striking workers.

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