Algeria – The judicial soap opera between the management of Air Algérie and the National Union of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (SNTMA) continues. Following a court decision declaring the strike notice filed on 9 July to be "illegal", the union is now reluctant to challenge the statement of the Dar El Beida court which, in this regard, took into consideration the four charges from the National Flag Branch
Believing that these are "baseless" accusations, the SNTMA made a few clarifications in a communiqué to challenge the court decision. Among the points raised: the organization of the Extraordinary General Assembly (AGE) during which the strike was voted.
In this regard, it is mentioned, as the release said, the existence of a "suspicion on the work done by the bailiff" present at this meeting. Similarly, "the PV (minutes) in no way proves that the quorum has been reached or accounted for in a regulatory manner."
In addition, the SNTMA is also criticized for failing to "mention the use of strikes in the agenda of the extraordinary general meeting".
In its response, the Air Algerian technicians union assures that the purpose of this meeting was clearly announced. "No union can regroup or gather other than its members," says SNTMA. He added, "The corporation has been asked to make a decision as to the future of its secret ballot claims. And therefore the declaration of strike action on the agenda of an EGM will have been considered by law to be an inducement. "
In addition, the SNTMA accused the Air Algérie management of resorting to "unfair means" to "break the dynamics" of the corporation. Means "that can only lead to widespread anger and total anarchy that will be beyond the control of the SNTMA", charges the latter.
Finally, the union announced that it had begun "a procedure of cassation with the Court of Algiers."