While the Moroccan Airline Pilots Association (AMPL) has made proposals to Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to reinstate 65 of its recently dismissed members, the airline is showing its determination to implement its economic layoff plan.
For RAM management, the AMPL proposal relating to reductions in the wages of pilots to the tune of 400 million dirhams over the next three years in exchange for the reinstatement of the 65 dismissed pilots and captains is not reasonable. For the airline, this amount of money barely covers the amount of bonuses paid to pilots over the said period.
RAM’s management has yet to make a final decision, but it may literally reject AMPL’s proposals, which so far have not received their approval. In fact, the airline has already issued checks representing rights to certain pilots affected by the redundancy.
During a consultation organized on August 31 by AMPL, 308 members out of 469 had voted for the filing of a strike notice in the event of Royal Air Maroc (RAM) refusing to immediately reinstate the 65 recently dismissed pilots, indicated the association in a press release.