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PETALING JAYA: Four Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight attendants have been sacked for allegedly participating in a union rally in Putrajaya in November, says a union member.
National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) president Ismail Nasaruddin, who was also sacked, said the four had received their termination letters in February.
Nufam members took part in a peaceful rally at the Human Resources Ministry on Nov 27.
It is understood that three of the sacked female attendants were on medical leave the day they came to the rally.
Ismail, who was sacked two days after the rally, said the termination came after show-cause letters were issued to 30 crew members, including union exco members, over their involvement in the rally.
“The rally had nothing to do with MAS. We rallied for our union matters,” Ismail stressed.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Nufam said MAS had suspended the union’s secretary-general Mohd Akram Osman, a chief steward with the airline for 25 years, over his involvement in the same rally and for issuing a union circular using the company email.
The union, however, said sending union circular through the company email facility has been the practice for many years and was never questioned by the airline.
It urged MAS to withdraw all show cause letters issued to the 30 crew members and to stop union-busting activity against Nufam.
“We are still waiting for the ministry and the airline to respond to the matter,” added Ismail.
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