PAL hopes to settle dispute with union

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) management has expressed confidence of seeking a workable settlement on pending issues with the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) following an initial conciliation conference under the auspices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Both sides were given the opportunity to discuss their respective positions at length in a cordial atmosphere. “The end goal is to find an amicable solution to the issues being raised by our cabin crew union,” said PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna.

PAL President Jaime J. Bautista led the panel of airline officials who again met with FASAP officers, five days after FASAP filed a notice of strike at the Labor Department over alleged unfair labor practice.

A second conciliation conference, while PAL and FASAP are under a cooling-off period, has been set on Friday, Sept. 17.