Croatia Airlines workers go on strike

first_imgThe Pilots’ Union announced that they were going on strike, due to failed negotiations with the Management of Croatia Airlines and workers gathered in the union of aircraft technicians, cabin crew and pilots. Thus, pilots, cabin crew and aircraft mechanics of Croatia Airlines are going on strike, which was announced at the end of June or the beginning of July.After a year and a half, we have exhausted all possibilities for any agreement because we do not have a serious interlocutor, the union points out, adding that years of wrong business decisions, stubborn refusal to accept facts and anyone’s well-intentioned proposals and criticism have led to a crisis. flight operations cannot work with their own personnel and aircraft.We believe that our colleagues from the management, unfortunately, no longer work within the framework of reasonable human behavior and Croatia Airlines has become a victim of a disastrous business policy. The best example is the still current situation with hundreds of canceled flights and hired foreign planes, which has caused us millions in damage. The conditions for industrial actions have been acquired as a last resort to point out to the owner the problems of the company. We will inform the public and our passengers about all events in time. We once again call on the Government of the Republic of Croatia to help Croatia Airlines while there is still time and to appoint the best management in the full term. ” conclude from the Unionlast_img read more

‘Far from facts’: Novel Baswedan questions burden of proof ahead of Thursday’s verdict

first_imgActivists and members of the public also raised speculation that the two policemen were mere scapegoats and that the mastermind behind the planned attack was still at large.Read also: Prosecutors reject defense arguments in Novel acid attack caseNovel also expressed his own doubts that the defendants were the real perpetrators, asking why two low-ranking police officers would target a KPK investigator in charge of high-profile cases.The defendants have cited a “personal grudge” as their reason for carrying out the attack.Ahead of the verdict, Novel’s legal team expressed its hope that the judges would be objective and independent in ruling on the case. It also urged the Supreme Court to ensure that the judicial panel presiding over the trial would “act objectively and not take part in a misguided trial”.”[We also urge] President Joko Widodo to form an Independent joint fact-finding team, which we believe could uncover the attack on the KPK investigator, Novel Baswedan,” lawyer Kurnia Ramadhana said in a statement released on Wednesday.”If this is not done, then we deserve to say that the President failed in guaranteeing the safety of his citizens, given that the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office are directly under the President, adding to that the fact that the victim is a law [enforcement agent],” the statement read.KPK Employees Association chairman Yudi Purnomo also expressed hope that the attack on Novel would be fully uncovered to deter others from threatening law enforcement officers.”The public will certainly be watching to see whether the judges will punish [the defendants] lightly as the prosecutors demanded, or punish them harshly because the perpetrators attacked [a member of] the state apparatus in charge of eradicating corruption,” Yudi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.”Maybe [the judges will] even clear the defendants because the facts [presented] in the trial prove that they are not the culprits,” he suggested.”But what is clear to us is that the long road to solving a case that has been going on for more than three years is not yet over. Because the [mastermind] has not been revealed over the course of the trial, and the motive for the attack remains unclear,” he said, noting that the case was built entirely around the defendants’ confessions.Topics : Senior corruption investigator Novel Baswedan has expressed skepticism over the trial of his suspected attackers as the North Jakarta District Court prepares to issue its verdict on Thursday.Novel said that it was difficult for him to remain hopeful about the legal proceedings.”It’s hard to speak of hope when the trial has deviated far from the facts of the incident. Not to mention the many irregularities and important witnesses who were intentionally not questioned,” the senior investigator of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) e said on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com. He continued that the judges should not push for punishing the defendants by manipulating the facts or fabricating evidence, and instead urged the court to find them not guilty if there was not enough evidence to support a guilty verdict.State prosecutors have demanded a one-year prison sentence for the defendants, policemen Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette, who allegedly threw sulfuric acid on Novel, permanently blinding him in one eye.They were charged with Article 355 of the Criminal Code for planned assault. The article carries a maximum sentence of five years.The light sentence demand sparked public outcry over the prosecutors’ argument that the defendants “accidentally” threw the acid into Novel’s face in April 2017. Novel’s legal team also said that the prosecution neglected to summon several key witnesses, including Novel’s three neighbors.last_img read more