Court denies ALPA’s request; Air Malta can dismiss 69 pilots

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Maltese national airline, Air Malta can do ahead with its plans and terminate the employment of 69 pilots after the court denied ALPA’s request.

On June 7th the Court upheld an injunction filed by the Association representing Air Malta’s pilots, ALPA, to stop the national airline’s plan to lay off 69 pilots.

Air Malta had made 69 pilots redundant after talks between the national airline and the union representing the pilots failed. The airline said that it was unable to meet their “unreasonable demands”.

Moreover, the court however has accepted ALPA’s request to stop Air Malta from demoting another 30 pilots.

Yesterday, in its decision the court ruled that the courts do not have the power to stop any kind of redundancies since Air Malta’s decision had come into force.