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Philippines Voids Lower Retirement Age for Women Flight Crew

  • Top court says deal between airline, crew unconstitutional
  • Flag carrier says a new labor deal sets retirement age at 60
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The Philippine Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional an agreement between flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. and an employees’ union that set a lower retirement age for female cabin attendants. 

The agreement “was deemed void for lack of basis, discriminating against women, and being contrary to laws, international convention, and public policy,” the nation’s top court said in a statement on its website Thursday, citing a decision it made on Jan. 10.