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Noynoy mulls open skies policy in case of strike 09/11/2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Noynoy mulls open skies policy in case of strike
09/11/2010
President Aquino yesterday said the government may call in other airlines to fly routes served by Philippine Airlines (PAL) should the planned strike by its cabin crew union push through.

According to the Chief Executive, they have already secured a notice from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to allow other airlines take PAL passengers.

“There has been a notice by the CAAP to other airlines of potential slots that they will be given to replace the slots that PAL will not be servicing if they (Fasap) go on strike. On top of that the review of the open skies is being fast-tracked and, if it is necessary, we will (implement) it to minimize disruption to riding public,” Aquino stressed.

The 1,600-member Flight Attendants’ and Stewards’ Association of the Philippines (Fasap) had filed a strike notice with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) which by law has 30 days to try to find a compromise between the two sides to prevent a shut-down.

Aquino reiterated his assurances that the convenience of the plane-riding public and its welfare will not be sacrificed by the government in view of the... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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