Court upholds ALPA injunction against Air Malta

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

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

The court injunction will give six days to Air Malta to file a reply and the court hearing on this case will be held on the 15th of June. Until that, date Air Malta cannot lay off the pilots.

On Saturday Air Malta 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”.

ALPA has strongly refuted the allegations contained in Air Malta’s latest communication as unfounded and as intended to cover up the true state of affairs.

ALPA also said that a number of feasible proposals, as well as significant cost-cutting measures, were put forward by the Association in an attempt to strengthen the economic setup of the company.

Interviewed on the Labour party’s media on Sunday Prime Minister Robert Abela said that now it is up to ALPA to remedy the situation.