PALEA secures reinstatement agreement (

November 19, 2013

The ITF today applauded the determination of a Philippines union – and the international solidarity which helped sustain it – that has led to the re-employment in regular jobs of some 600 workers.

After an intense struggle lasting over two years, the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) has won agreement from Philippines Airlines (PAL) for the return to work of staff who were outsourced on inferior conditions and short term contracts, threatened with redundancy, and even locked out. Six hundred staff who refused to claim separation benefits are now being re-employed intheir regular posts. PALEA’s resistance has been backed throughout by unions in the Philippines and worldwide, particularly those affiliated to the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), of which it is a member. The history of PALEA’s defence of jobs and the campaign to support it can be found at the ITF’s Save our PAL’s jobs site

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