5-Apr-2011 8:55 AM

PAL respects government order but prepared for strike action

Philippine Airlines Employees' Association (PALEA) members rallied outside the Department of Labour and Employment's (DOLE) main office in Intramuros, Manila, on 04-Apr-2011 to protest its order banning the union from striking. PALEA president Gerry Rivera said the rally was the first in a series planned until Labour Day on 01-May-2011. Philippine Airlines announced (02-Apr-2011) it will abide by the DOLE order even as it stressed its readiness to deal with repeated threats of work stoppages by its ground workers. [more - PAL]