Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Consumer Protection Foundation (YLKI) is firmly opposed to the plan by the Garuda Labor Union (SEKARGA) and the Garuda Pilots Association (APG) to go on strike particularly during the peak of the Ied al Fitr homecoming season.

"We will be opposed to the plan by SEKAGAR and APG to go on strike if it disrupt services to passengers," chief of the YLKI day-to-day executive board, Tulus Abadi said in a press statement released on Sunday.

Under the Consumer Protection Law and the Aviation Law, consumers deserve convenience, security and safety while using flight service, he said.

"We could praise the plan to go on strike if it does not affect services to passengers," he said.

If SEKARGA and GPF insist on going on strike, they will violate consumer rights, he said.

"This may lead to antipathy on the part of consumers to SEKARGA and APG in particular and Garuda Indonesia in general," he said.

If the plan to go on strike materializes, more and more customers will leave Garuda.engan demikian, Tulus menyarankan agar, pertama, SEKARGA dan AP

Hence, he suggested that SEKARGA and APG to abandon their plan to go on strike.

"Let us synergize with the management of Garuda and the government , without sacrificing consumers` rights," he said.

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Reporter: Edy Sujatmiko
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