Pakistán - Airline staff beaten during strike (2012)

In February, members of the People’s Unity of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Employees Union and the Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA), who work for Pakistan International Airlines, protested after the airline suspended five pilots and put 70 other workers on compulsory leave when they complained over new code share agreements with Turkish Airlines. On 9 February, protesting workers were beaten by police and paramilitary forces. These clashes also injured two women and several members of the media.People’s Unity called a strike call after the PIA Collective Bargaining Agent President was shot dead in a drive-by shooting on 9 July.

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