Garuda reaches agreement with unions, ending threat of planned strike

Garuda reaches agreement with unions, ending threat of planned strike

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Jakarta — National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia announced on Friday (06/07) that its pilots and workers cancelled their planned strike after the management reached an agreement with their perspective labor union. Garuda Indonesia president director Pahala N. Mansury said that the parties had arrived at an agreement on Thursday, when representatives of the Garuda Pilot Association (APG) and the Garuda Workers Union (Sekarga) met with State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno. “We are committed to maintaining and improving the company’s performance […],” Pahala said in a press statement that was issued jointly with the two associations. “They have cancelled the planned strike and are committed to continuing the airline’s operation. Pahala said that the management and associations were gearing up for hajj program would commence on July 17, during which more than 200,000 pilgrims are expected to fly to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The agreement has put an end to the prolonged tension between the airline and its pilots and workers. The two labor union had threatened to go on strike in the second week of July if the management did not resolve the issues APG and Sekarga had raised, including mismanagement.

Source: thejakartapost.com

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