SEPANG: The forty-eight hour ultimatum given by National Union of Flight Attendants (Nufam) urging Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to withdraw the termination letters to its staff has passed, but the planned strike has yet to begin.
Check by the New Straits Times at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) shows that all services under the national carrier were operating normally.
There were only two flights scheduled after midnight and as of 11pm yesterday, there were no delay on any scheduled flights from the national carrier.
The arrivals and departures halls were filled with passengers to their respective destinations were running as usual.
Nufam president Ismail Nasaruddin when contacted said the union have not received any response from Mas pertaining to the matter.
He said Nufam will be meeting with the other unions and associations on Friday to discuss on the next cause of action.
“We will meet with the other unions including National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and Gabungan Kesatuan Pekerja Penerbangan Malaysia (GUAM) during the candle light vigil event at Subang Airport today.
“We will continue to stress on the issue (retrenchment of Mas’ staff),” he told NST.
All the union wants was to have a discussion on the retrenchment of Mas employee with the management and others relevant parties, Ismail said.
“MAS had completely ignored our plight so we will go at all cost to defend the workers’ right. ‘We are not against the whole restructuring process but we want them (MAS) to not close the door and have a discussion with us,” he said.
On Tuesday, Ismail said if Mas does not withdraw the termination letters within 48 hours, the affected employees will all go on a tools-down campaign against the airline throughout and will continuously protest against MAS.