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PAL hits labor union over spinoff rumors By Mina Diaz 11/10/2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

PAL hits labor union over spinoff rumors

By Mina Diaz 11/10/2010
Labor-strife plagued Philippine Airlines (PAL) accused officers of the PAL Employees Association (Palea) of peddling lies while asking them to produce documentary proof to show alleged links between PAL chairman
Lucio Tan and three service providers that will take over PAL’s Inflight Catering, airport services and call center departments under a contested spin off plan that received government approval.

“The best proof is the corporate records of these companies. However, PAL is under no obligation to disclose them. As the one making baseless and malicious claims, the burden of proof is on Palea,” PAL said in a statement.

PAL president Jaime Bautista had stressed that third party service providers like PLDT e-Ventus for Call Center/Reservations is owned by PLDT while Sky Kitchen for Catering and Sky Logistics for Airport Services are both owned by Cebu-based businessman Manny Osmeña. These service providers are not owned by Tan or any of his family members.

PAL added that its lawyers are currently studying the airline’s legal options and whether it can sue Palea officers for spreading false information..... MORE

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