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Garuda Crews Set to Go on Strike, Again

Garuda Indonesian Employees Threaten to Go on Strike in September 2011.

(9/9/2011) Tempo Interactive reports that the Garuda Pilots Association (APG) is preparing to go on strike sometime in September.

Unlike the one-day strike by a portion of the Airline’s pilots on July 28, 2011, the coming threatened industrial action will reportedly be joined by the Garuda Employees Union (Sekarga) and the Garuda Cabin Crew Association.

APG chairman, Stephanus Gerardus Rahardi, said, “unlike the last strike, in July, this one will be done by all Garuda employees.”

Exactly when the strike will commence has yet to be announced.

Initially based on a call for pay parity between Indonesian cockpit crew and contract foreign pilots, the labor discontent driving the strike has widened to embrace a longer list grievances by the airline’s employees against management.

Said Rahardi, 

“We are encountering the same problem. This action is the accumulated effect of Garuda’s mismanagement.”

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