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  1. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific and many of its overseas-based pilots are facing a financial hit after a perfectly legal 'taxsaving'' scheme set up in the early 1990s backfired. One ... to make any comment at this time while discussions are still taking place.' A tax office spokesman said the department would not comment on an individual case. $1.2b Cathay's first half ...

  2. Airline brushes off cabin crew union's equal-pay call

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the suggestion, saying there was no ambiguity about the different methods of pay and no need to change a system that had been in place for more than seven years. The Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants' ... is being paid more money for doing the same job?'' But a Cathay Pacific spokesman dismissed the argument. 'This whole system has been in place since 1996,' he said. 'Any ...

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    Cathay Pacific loses two long-running pay disagreements in one day

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Three stewardesses and 18 former pilots win long-fought cases against the airline Cathay Pacific Airways lost two long-running employment disputes in one day when the top court ruled largely in favour of three flight attendants and 18 former pilots. The judgments yesterday ended years of bitter wrangling over financial compensation for employees of the airline. Under ...

  4. Cathay union seeks staff views on strike

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... members will march from Chater Garden in Central to Pacific Place, where the airline's majority owner, Swire Group, has its offices. Ms Kwan also accused the management of refusing to discuss ... The Cathay Pacific flight attendants' union is polling members about whether to take industrial action if the airline refuses to drop its new medical scheme. The union will stage ...

  5. Flight attendants demand end to enforced early retirement

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... About 30 Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair flight attendants staged a protest at Hong Kong's airport yesterday against company policies that force them to retire aged 45 or 55. They called on the government to draw up legislation to protect staff from age discrimination. Becky Kwan Siu-wah, chairwoman of the Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union, said: 'We want to urge ...

  6. Crew plans 'sick-in' to clip airline's wings

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... it had established plans to stop flights being affected. 'We have contingency plans in place in the event of an unscheduled absence by operating crew,' a spokeswoman said. 'This ...

  7. Cathay Pacific staff to consider tribunal action

    Posted Jul 08th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Elaine Wu

    ... The Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union is considering filing a Labour Tribunal claim for unpaid holiday pay. 'If they are unwilling to negotiate, we have no choice. This is money that Cathay Pacific owes us,' union chairwoman Becky Kwan Siu-wa said. The Cathay Pacific union and its counterpart representing British Airways flight attendants in Hong Kong have ...

  8. Cathay Pacific's policy is to attract the brightest and the best

    Posted Jul 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish to put into context some of the comments made in various letters on our employment policies. Cathay Pacific is one of Hong Kong's largest employers - with 11,400 of our 16,400 ... by assisting them with housing costs, for example. Cathay Pacific has worked assiduously to develop Hong Kong as the premier aviation hub in the Asia Pacific region. Our bold growth and expansion plans ...

  9. Cathay union 'fatally weakened' by strike setback

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A former leader of Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants Union (FAU) claims the group has been 'damaged beyond repair' after backing down on its work-to-rule threat amid ... and tactics in our industrial relationship does not mean compromising our members' rights.' Meanwhile, a Cathay Pacific spokeswoman dismissed as 'without any foundation' ...

  10. Dragonair pilots eye work to rule

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Pacific, 2.5 million passengers last July. About one in four of Dragonair's pilots is locally hired, and they have historically received less generous compensation packages than ...




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