Following media reports on the recent actions taken by the pilots of Royal Air Maroc (RAM), the airliner’s management issued on Friday a statement aimed at providing clarifications on the ongoing « arm wrestling ».
Tension has been growing between the Pilots Association (AMPL) and RAM management for quite long. As a result, pilots do not respect flight schedules, while others submit medical certificates at the last minute to have their absence approved. Moreover, the reserve lists were also annulled which leaves no room for maneuver in many cases, the statement.
RAM, however, wishes to recall that room for dialogue with AMPL is still open, and that the raise in salary claimed by the association has been theoretically approved. In addition, proposals made by the association have been formulated and examined in accordance with the rules of decency, ethics and fairness. Meanwhile, the company works continuously to improve its staff working conditions, as well as its personnel training and development.
RAM will provide the appropriate response, in compliance with the consensual framework that preserves the National Pavilion interest in a way that guarantees the prospects for its growth and expansion at both national and international levels .
However, the company will not tolerate any act likely to be detrimental to its interest, as well as to that of its employees and customers. Hindrance to the company’s proper functioning and personnel irresponsible behavior are still unacceptable”.
RAM will continue to fulfill its mission, as a crucial component in national and continental development, the source added.