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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific offers improved pay deal in bid to end pilots' dispute

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Disruption still possible as cockpit crew union sees improved deal as only a 'stepping stone' New pay offer in bid to end Cathay pilots' dispute Cathay Pacific ... round of talks is scheduled for the end of July. The statement said: "The last pay agreement expired in May 2013. All pilots at Cathay Pacific are on pay scales and have been receiving ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Cathay Pacific's ban on non-sustainable shark fin cargo delayed

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Putting emphasis on sustainability will be good in long run, say experts Cathay shark fin ban delayed until next year Cathay Pacific's policy banning cargoes ... are potentially creating this demand for sustainable, traceable shark fin. "Cathay Pacific has grasped a very serious nettle. It could have chosen to take a prohibitionist stance and said, 'This ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ECOLOGY

    Cathay Pacific shark fin ban draws criticism

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Green groups round on Cathay Pacific over failure to implement an end to shipping shark fin, 10 months after announcement Delay in shark fin ban draws fire Cathay Pacific has ... verification body, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has yet to certify any fishery engaged in shark finning. Cathay Pacific's head of environmental affairs Mark Watson said Cathay Pacific ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Summer holiday flights under threat as Cathay pay talks break down

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cathay Pacific pilots' pay talks break down Hong Kong passengers could have their summer holiday flights disrupted after protracted pay talks between Cathay Pacific ... housing and basing. It said more talks were scheduled. "It is the company's expectation that we will continue negotiations," Cathay said. "Cathay Pacific has shown throughout ...

  5. Cathay Pacific plane just seconds from collision in Australia

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry An air safety investigation has been launched to find out how a Cathay Pacific plane carrying 309 passengers ended up seconds away from a potential collision with another ... route and altitude over Australia's Northern Territory. The pilot of Cathay Pacific flight 135, almost full as expatriates headed home for Christmas, climbed 300 metres to 11,500 metres ...

  6. Union accuses Cathay Pacific of harassing staff over unpaid leave

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Cathay Pacific has been accused by its flight attendants' union of harassing cabin crew into agreeing to take unpaid leave by phoning them up to three times a day ... deadline of May 18, have agreed to take leave. The endorsement by cabin crew came despite the refusal of the 5,000-member Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union to recommend it. Union chairwoman ...

  7. Cathay Pacific chief hints at more cost-cutting, citing fuel prices

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The chief executive of Cathay Pacific has hinted at deeper cost-cutting, saying high fuel prices and a global recession threatened to have a severe impact on Hong Kong's ... said the recent fall in oil prices had not eased the pressure on Cathay Pacific, which earlier this summer announced its first losses since 2003. Added to this, Mr Tyler said, there had been ...

  8. 93pc of Cathay Pacific pilots agree to unpaid leave amid recession

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry More than nine out of 10 Cathay Pacific pilots have agreed to take unpaid leave after a last-minute rush which saw about 1,300 cockpit crew sign up for it in the final 72 hours ... age. Hundreds of younger pilots opted not to. Overall, more than 96 per cent of Cathay Pacific cabin crew and 99.9 per cent of ground staff agreed to take unpaid leave, and chief executive Tony ...

  9. Stormy skies ahead for Cathay Pacific

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry When Cathay Pacific issued a direct appeal to its pilots to take unpaid leave to help the airline through the economic slump, the tone of the message from general manager ... and it is therefore very likely that you will be in a very small minority of Cathay Pacific employees who have stated that they do not wish to assist the company at this difficult time.' Three days ...

  10. Cathay Pacific staff sign up for unpaid leave

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry A 'significant majority' of Cathay Pacific flight attendants and ground staff have signed up for unpaid leave despite appeals from key staff unions not to agree ... differently, especially when they are asking for our help?' Last year, Cathay Pacific aligned the retirement age for all its Hong Kong-based cabin crew to 55. A spokeswoman declined to say how ...




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