Counting Down to a Strike

Garuda Pilots and Crew Issue Strike Press Statement
On June 1, 2018, the Association of Garuda Pilots (APG) and the Workers Union of the PT Garuda Indonesia (Serikat Karyawan PT Garuda Indonesia) issued a formal statement to the Press containing 5 points:
  1. Plans for a strike by pilots and crew against Garuda Indonesia are meant to cause the Government to rescue Garuda Indonesia and follows efforts underway since 2017 to provide input to the Minister of State Owned Enterprises that have not resulted in the hoped for response.
  2. Plans to go on strike is proof of the love for Garuda Indonesia felt by the pilots and crews and their desire that the problems of mismanagement can be fixed by the Government and that the Airline can continue to serve the public and fly the national flag.
  3. The pilots and crews of Garuda Indonesia wish to profoundly apologize to the Indonesian public over the threatened strike against a State-owned Airline that is confronting a range of synergetic problems. Demonstrating the severity of the problem is the fact that Garuda Indonesia shares continue to decline in value trading at Rp. 254 per share on May 31, 2018, down from the Initial Public Offering (IPO) price of Rp. 750 per share. This situation is causing losses to both the Company and the public, affecting the airline’s services to consumers, and is an indicator of the degeneration in the degradation of the Company’s synergy.
  4. The pilots and crew pledge to give at least 7 days advance notice to the Public before formally going on strike. In accordance with a Press Conference held on May 2, 2018, the pilots and crew have given the Government 30-days to address their concerns. This decision was made that in the event a strike is commenced it will not occur during a crucial period for the public.
  5. The pilots and crew have stated their gratitude that on May 31, 2018, a meeting was convened with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan who has promised to find the best solution to the current problem. The pilots and crew expressed their wish that the Minister of Maritime Affairs will be able to end the mismanagement problem and that any planned strike can be avoided.
Ahmad Irfan the chairman of the Garuda Workers’ Union and Captain Bintang Hardiono the president of APG signed the Press Announcement.

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