Garuda pilots renew threat, plan to strike in JulyJune 13, 2018 10:34 am
National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Pilots’ Association (APG) and workers union (Sekarga) have renewed their threat to strike, saying they would do so in the second week of July — the deadline for the company and the government to meet their demand.
Previously, the airline pilots planned to go on strike during the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), but they postponed the plan to avoid further complicating the peak traveling season.
Currently, the government has been mediating the airline’s management and the APG in resolving the issues that have caused the dispute over the last two years.
“We really appreciate the government’s move under Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister [Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan] to help solve the mismanagement problem within Garuda Indonesia,” Sekarga chairman Ahmad Irfan said in an official joint statement with APG.
He acknowledged that the result of the ongoing discussion will be yielded by the first week of July.