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  1. Pilots, Cathay to talk about race discrimination issue

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... make up 373 of the airline's 2,467 pilots, are threatening to lodge a complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission unless they get the same fringe benefits as expatriate cockpit crew. Hong Kong-based expatriate pilots - comprising 46 per cent of all pilots - receive housing allowances ranging from HK$24,000 to around HK$60,000 a month on top of their basic salaries and have ...

  2. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their dispute over the compensation gap between expatriate pilots and locally hired ones, who are predominantly Hong Kong Chinese. The vote could trigger a work-to-rule, which falls short of industrial ... their expatriate colleagues, largely because of housing and education allowances that can account for about 50 per cent of total expatriate packages. The DPA has long argued that after a certain period ...

  3. Public Eye

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... local pilots are finally saying they won't tolerate being treated as second-class citizens. They want the same perks Cathay gives to expatriate pilots. Back in the colonial days, expatriates in government and the big private 'hongs' made far more than locals for doing the same work. Even senior local government officials had to endure the indignity of seeing ...

  4. Dragonair pay policies 'unfair to local pilots'

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Dragonair is discriminating against locally hired pilots through policies that result in expatriate fliers receiving up to twice as much in their pay packets, its pilots' union claims. The pay arrangements for local versus expatriate pilots are so different that it violates the company's own anti-discrimination guidelines, the Dragonair Pilot's Association ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 25, 2013

    Posted May 25th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... In 1970, Ian Petrie, a Scottish expatriate who founded Hong Kong Rangers, brought three young players from Scotland to the city. Derek Currie, Walter Gerrard and Jackie Trainer became the first ...

  6. It's easier to be a Cathay cadet but there's less money in flying

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... are far less happy. The reason: the terms and conditions for pilots have been changed. A local captain said that after long-standing friction about unequal terms for locals and expatriates ... Officers Association, whose membership includes many of Cathay's locally hired and expatriate pilots, said the change was implemented in response to pilots' complaints about the disparity ...

  7. Cathay flight attendants seek a second pay rise

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... industrial action will not be a consideration.' The union is also demanding that a restriction on housing allowances be scrapped. Under the restriction expatriate staff based in Hong Kong who ...

  8. Mongolian not the hero after all

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on Monday about an expatriate man suspected of attacking two flight attendants on the plane. Police arrested a 52-year-old Filipino man and charged him with disorderly conduct under the Aviation ...

  9. Woman in sex photos is from Cathay cabin crew

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific has confirmed that a female flight attendant photographed performing a sex act on an expatriate man was a member of its cabin crew. But the airline denied a claim made by a local newspaper that the man was the pilot of a flight from Hong Kong to Indonesia on August 8. Citing privacy laws, a spokesman for Cathay refused to disclose further information. ...

  10. Briefs

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a dispute in a pub in Central in the early morning. Police said a 34-year-old local man attacked a 38-year-old expatriate with a bottle after a row broke between them at a pub near the junction ...




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