Philippine Airlines (PAL) has said it is preparing to take legal action against former employees who blocked one of its catering trucks on Saturday.
PAL’s Counsel, Clara de Castro said the airline has identified protesters who blocked the gates of PAL’s Inflight Center in Pasay City. The activists placed wooden planks across the gates and set fire to a box to prevent PAL trucks from leaving the facility.
“This is not the first time that former PAL workers prevented PAL employees and vehicles from entering and leaving its facility. But Saturday’s well-documented blocking of a PAL catering van shows how brazen they have become,” Ms de Castro said.
She added that PAL lawyers are preparing charges againast the protesters. Protesters meanwhile, have claimed that PAL hired so-called “goons” to disperse their camp. PAL dismissed the allegations as “baseless”.
PAL has been involved in a bitter dispute with some former employees, following its decision to outsource three of its subsidiary units, leading to the loss of an estimated 2,600 jobs.