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2015 January 28 - February 3 [LABOR]

Court annuls JAL’s dismissal of flight attendant

January 29, 2015
The Osaka District Court on January 28 nullified the JAL dismissal of a flight attendant on sick leave, ordering the flag-carrier to pay the plaintiff back pay.

The plaintiff took sick leave between May 17 and October 12 in 2010. She returned to work on October 19 but she returned after the company-set deadline of September 27, so she lost her job.

The plaintiff is one of 165 crew members who the airline dismissed in late 2010. They were either cabin crew aged 53 and older, captains aged 55 and older, copilots aged 48 and older, or those who have taken sick days for a certain protracted period of time.

Out of the 165 laid-off crew, 135 are still fighting in the Supreme Court for the withdrawal of their dismissals.

Past related articles:
> JAL’s forcible dismissal violates ILO conventions [December 11,2010]
> JAL forces pilots to retire by sending them blank schedules [October 21, 2010]
> JAL workers ask for JCP’s cooperation to block radical downsizing [October 8, 2010]
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