Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bakit kailangang labanan si Lucio Tan at Pal management

Mula ngayon at hanggang hindi natitinag ang PAL management sa kanilang pananamantala sa manggagawa ng PAL ay hindi ako magbo-book sa nasabing airline. 


Ito ay hindi para sa akin, kung hindi para sa lahat ng kapwa ko Pilipinong manggagawa at sa mga susunod pang henerasyon.

Ayokong isiping kapag nakatapos ang aking anak sa kolehiyo ay isang unsecured job ang kanyang mapapasukan. 

Oo hindi naman siguro sa PAL magtatrabaho ang anak ko.

Pero ang isinisimbolo ng PAL at ang ginagawa nito ay maaaring pamarisan ng ibang kumpanya. 

Nangangahulugan ito na kung hindi masusupil ang PAL at ibang kumpanya tulad ng SM, Robinsons, na puro kontraktuwal ang manggagawa, malamang na unsecured job din ang makuha ng anak ko.

Kung magkaganito, ano ang kinabukasang naghihintay sa kanya? At sa milyon-milyong Pilipino na sa ngayon ay hirap maghanap ng mga trabahong makapagbibigay sa kanila ng magandang kinabukasan.

Narito sa ibaba ang panawagan ng PALEA at ilan pang kadahilanan kung bakit dapat i-boycott ang PAL.

Support PAL Employees and Families
Put pressure on PAL to open negotiations with PALEA to end the labor dispute
Do not fly PAL and AirPhil until the PALEA’s demand for employees to return to their regular jobs are met.

5 Reasons to Boycott PAL and AirPhil

1. Corporate greed: PAL retrenched 2,600 employees despite earning more than PhP 3 billion last year. For every PAL employee turned into a contractual in the service providers, Lucio Tan and PAL earn PhP 4 million for the next ten years or more than PhP 10 billion for all 2,600 employees affected. Lucio Tan is the second richest Pinoy but wants to get even wealthier via contractualization.

2. Union busting: PALEA has sacrificed for the last 13 years with the suspension in collective bargaining negotiations, from which PAL has benefited by an early exit from rehabilitation. But when negotiations were due to start in 2009, PAL announced the outsourcing plan which resulted in the terminated of 70% of PALEA’s membership and 60% of its leadership.

3. Human rights violations: PALEA members protesting the outsourcing plan last September 27 were forcibly evicted from Terminal 2 and other PAL offices leading to injuries to employees including women who were bodily taken out by PAL security guards. Further, two attempts have been made to violently disperse the PALEA protest camp. The latest daybreak attack led to injuries to seven PALEA members and the arrest of one of the hired goons who confessed to been paid by management.

4. Labor code violations: The latest among the many violations of the Labor Code by PAL and Lucio Tan exposed during the labor dispute is that the supposed independent service providers Sky Logistics and Sky Kitchen are actually illegal labor-only contractors. These dummy companies do not have its own equipment and depend upon facilities of PAL such as the In-Flight Center.

5. Safety and service compromised: Untrained and overworked scabs are now operating PAL flights resulting in numerous complaints by passengers over delays, disruptions and deterioration in service. Long lines at check-in counters and food in lunch boxes are some obvious examples. Further, unlicensed and inexperienced trainees working the ground handling are a flight risk.

If Lucio Tan succeeds in contractualization at PAL, our jobs are next.

Ang laban ng PALEA ay laban ng lahat!
Defend Job Security at PAL. Promote Regular Jobs for All.

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