Attack on workers’ rights/intimidation: Garuda Cabin Crew need you to act today

April 28, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

The Garuda Indonesia Flight Attendants Association (IKAGI) urgently needs your support today. They have reported that the management of Garuda is not only refusing recognition of the right to collective bargaining but is also unilaterally imposing regulations and intimidating union members, particularly officers of the IKAGI Executive Board.  IKAGI believes that Garuda Indonesia employees are facing the worst working conditions that they have ever experienced. There has been no collective bargaining agreement (CBA) in place since 31 December 2009.  This is despite numerous requests made by IKAGI and other unions to Garuda’s management to recognise its employees’ rights and to finish the CBA amendment process.

The Garuda Annual Stakeholders Meeting will take place on 29 April 2011 and will be attended by government officials and shareholders. Garuda remains a state owned company.  The performance of the current Board of Directors will be evaluated during this meeting and IKAGI has asked that the ITF and its affiliates write to the Indonesian government to highlight the unacceptable conditions faced by the airline’s employees as a matter of urgency.

ACT NOW: send a message to the Indonesian government today here >>

You can also visit the ITF solidarity page for background information and to view a copy of the letter from David Cockroft to the President of the Republic of Indonesia here >>

Your prompt action and support would be very much appreciated.

In solidarity,

Sharon James
Civil Aviation Assistant Secretary

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