Within the next few days, after more meetings with the lawyers, GATU
will announce a plan of action.
We have reacted to the dismissals in three ways; first, we have sent a circular to all GATU
members rejecting the dismissals and detail of the meeting.
is now hoping to meet Labour Ministry officials and Gulf Air management.
spokesman Mohammed Mahdi said the downsizing plan was unclear and urged staff not to accept the redundancy package.
represents 1,110 Gulf Air staff and NTUGA around 300.
is planning to discuss the airline's future during a meeting with MPs tomorrow.
Under current rules any member of staff made redundant is entitled to four months' salary plus one month for every year they have been employed at the airline, GATU
spokesman Mohammad Mahadi told the GDN.
The management showed us a series of presentations and one of those showed that as part of the downsizing plan, a total of 1,266 staff will be axed from different departments," said GATU
spokesman Mohammed Mahdi.
We have already given our response to them which was clear and short," said GATU
spokesman Mohammad Mahdi.
Under the landmark deal, GATU
will not only be able to represent their 1,370 members on issues such as worker's rights and demands, but all of the airline's employees on disciplinary issues as well.
chairman Mustafa Al Tooq yesterday clarified that the union was actually planning a sit-in.
is concerned the downsizing process will be done based on favouritism and not according to company needs.