CIAC: ‘No em­ploy­ees will be left be­hind’

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE - BY REYNALDO G. NAVALES Sun.Star Staff Reporter

FREEPORT — The man­age­ment of Clark In­terna tional Air­port Co­po­ra­tion (CIAC) has as­sured its more than 300 em­ploy­ees that no one will be left be­hind once the air­port is pri­va­tized.

CIAC is­sued the state­ment in the light of the take over of air­port’s op­er­a­tion and main­te­nance (O&M) this year by North Lu­zon Air­port Con­sor­tium led by the Changi Air­port Philip­pines Pte. Ltd.

“The Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port Cor­po­ra­tion (CIAC) Man­age­ment as­sures its em­ploy­ees of a just, fair and law­ful sev­er­ance pack­age and a re­tire-re­hire op­tion,” a press state­ment sent to Sun­star Pam­panga yes­ter­day said.

CIAC added that no one will lose their job as those who will be af­fected will be ab­sorbed and pri­or­i­tized

for hir­ing by the new (O&M) pri­vate con­sor­tium.

The CIAC man­age­ment stated that it will work to­wards en­sur­ing job se­cu­rity or the op­tion of an at­trac­tive sev­er­ance pack­age for all per­son­nel who will be af­fected.

All the hard­work and ef­forts of em­ploy­ees will be duly ac­knowl­edged and prop­erly com­pen­sated, it added.

“We re­it­er­ate our em­pa­thy with the sen­ti­ments of air­port work­ers. In fact, there is an on­go­ing la­bor me­di­a­tion and ne­go­ti­a­tions fa­cil­i­tated by the Na­tional Con­cil­i­a­tion and Me­di­a­tion Board to peace­fully iron out the dif­fer­ences and en­sure a smooth tran­si­tion,” the CIAC man­age­ment said.

“We humbly ask for the pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing of con­cerned in­di­vid­u­als and groups, and we hope these as­sur­ances will as­suage the sen­ti­ment vote held last week by rank and file em­ploy­ees,” it added.

CIAC also clar­i­fied that it, or any of its per­son­nel, had never co­erced nor in­tim­i­dated union mem­bers, as it truly ad­heres to free­dom of ex­pres­sion.

It also as­sured the pub­lic that while the is­sues are be­ing set­tled, air­port oper­a­tions will re­main ef­fi­cient and un­ham­pered, and the safety and se­cu­rity of the rid­ing pub­lic will al­ways be of ut­most pri­or­ity.

— Chris Navarro

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