MIASCOR appeals Cebu airport contract termination

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 05 2018 10:37 PM

MIASCOR employees urged the government to reconsider its decision terminating the company's ground handling services in various airports, after 6 MIASCOR employees were involved in a baggage theft incident at Clark airport. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News/file photo

CEBU CITY – MIASCOR Ground Handling Corp. on Thursday said it is resorting to legal actions to protect 600 employees who might lose their jobs if the operator of the Mactan Cebu International Airport decides not to renew its contract with the company.

The company filed an injunction in Lapu-Lapu City compelling airport operator GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) to honor the Letter of Award and issue MIASCOR a license to perform ground handling operations at the Mactan Cebu International Airport, MIASCOR General Manager for Visayas and Mindanao Atty. Earl Versoza said in a statement.

Reports said GMCAC plans to terminate the services of MIASCOR in May since there is no signed contract between the 2 companies and to follow a directive from the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

“It is unfortunate that we must take this action, but we are doing so for the welfare of our almost 600 employees who will be affected,” Versoza said in a statement.

“And contrary to claims by GMCAC, a contract between the two parties has been perfected as evidenced by the Letter of Award,” he added.

Versoza said MIASCOR has demonstrated exemplary performance in Cebu for the past 27 years.

In January, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) terminated the ground handling services of MIASCOR at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to cases of baggage pilferage.