IFALPA has been informed that ASPA de Mexico recently started representing MAS Air pilots individually, thanks to the new regulations of the Mexican Labor Code that allows pilots to be represented by the union of their choice. Because of this, an overwhelming number of MAS Air pilots chose to be represented by ASPA de México instead of the pro-management union. While these are encouraging news and we are proud of our fellow pilots joining ASPA, the reaction by MAS Air management is troubling. Unfortunately, over the past weeks, the airline management fired a few of the ASPA affiliated pilots under the pretext that the airline is under financial and operational stress. It is our understanding these pilots are likely being targeted because of their decision to join ASPA. It is important to highlight that there was no logic or due process for the terminations and that the pilots’ fundamental right of freedom of representation has been jeopardized by the management unilateral action.
While ASPA continues to engage with MAS Air management to reverse these targeted terminations and effectively establish recognition of representation and administration of the MAS Air pilots’ CLA, ASPA requests Mutual Assistance as outlined below, as per the IFALPA Industrial Manual, and further requests Letters of Support for MAS Air pilots to be sent to of Captain Jose-Humberto Gual-Angeles (Secretary General) [email protected] and CC Sebastián Currás-Barrios ([email protected])
- Request for Ban on Wet Leasing (2.4.1)
- Request for a Freeze on Capacity (SkyTeam) (184.108.40.206)
- Request for Recruitment Ban (2.4.3)
- Request for Denial of Training Facilities (2.4.4)
- Request for Assistance to Pilots Stranded Away from their Home Base (2.4.5)
- Request for Prohibition of Pilot Contracting (2.4.6)
- Request for Submissions and Representations (2.4.7)
ASPA de Mexico will keep IFALPA and its Member Associations informed of any further developments.