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  1. Make masks compulsory for Cathay cabin crew, union urges

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Cathay Pacific should make wearing masks compulsory for cabin crew to guard against swine flu, a union demanded yesterday following confirmation of the first case involving the airline. Becky Kwan Siu-wa, chairwoman of the 5,000-member Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union, said stringent procedures should be adopted. 'Now there is a confirmed case on the airline, ...

  2. Union letters removed from pilots' mailboxes

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Cathay Pacific has removed from the locked mailboxes of its 2,000-plus pilots an appeal from staff unions to join up amid the economic uncertainty. The airline's management ... signed by the leaders of the four main staff unions, warned that the current downturn would bring 'increased pressure on all of us from management as they try to reduce costs and maintain ...

  3. Cathay staff rush to take unpaid leave despite union fears

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... downturn. But the two main unions representing Cathay staff have urged members not to take unpaid leave, saying members have been denied regular time off, and have warned staff they will shoulder ... vacation, spend more time with the family or concentrate on studies'. However, the Flight Attendants Union said the rush for unpaid leave demonstrated how many flight attendants were unable ...

  4. Cathay union may seek judicial review of medical data collection

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... A union of Cathay Pacific crew is considering a judicial review after the Privacy Commissioner decided not to appeal against a court ruling over the airline collecting medical data from cabin staff. About 30 members of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union protested at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Wan Chai yesterday to voice ...

  5. Dragonair union attacks medical rule

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... New cabin crew staff have to disclose health data on demand Dragonair's cabin crew union has attacked the airline over what it says is an unfair employment clause that requires staff to disclose their medical records on demand. The union told a forum that new staff had been bound by the requirement since last year. It comes a month after Cathay Pacific Airways was convicted ...

  6. Flight attendants in more talks on benefits

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union chairwoman Becky Kwan Siu-wa says the union is still in talks with the airline's management on changes to their medical benefits that will require them to pay HK$30 to HK$50 for each visit to a doctor. 'Meetings will probably be held in the next few days and we will have a meeting with our union members on Thursday at Charter ...

  7. Cathay Pacific returns to co-pilot the Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After six years as sole title sponsors for the Hong Kong Sevens, Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) has decided it needs a partner. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) yesterday announced that Cathay Pacific Airways will be joining the global banking giant as the event's co-title sponsors. Paul Calello, chairman and CEO of Cathay's Asia-Pacific operation, denied ...

  8. Cathay crew see red over turnaround 12-hour shifts

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... straight, according to the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union. A union survey last month revealed that about 70 per cent of the 1,900 cabin crew surveyed said they found red-eye flights ... cabin crew had to fly there and back in the same shift. The union urged the Civil Aviation Department to look into the situation, with 20 union members staging a protest march yesterday. Yau ...

  9. Cathay adds flights

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cathay Pacific added two extra flights, about 700 seats, from Tokyo to Hong Kong last night to help meet demand, a spokesman said. Normally there are seven Hong Kong-bound flights a day out of Tokyo. A request to stop overnight stays by the Flight Attendants Union concerned about the threat from radiation and aftershocks was also accepted. Union chairman Dora Lai Yuk-sim ...

  10. Cathay pilots' work-to-rule called off after pay-rise deal

    Posted Jan 29th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... for improved salaries. Seventy-five per cent of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association's members that voted approved the pay offer from the airline, even though it fell well short of union ... for a newly recruited second officer to a maximum of HK$144,000 a month for a pilot that has held the rank of captain for 19years. More than 90 per cent of almost 1,600 Hong Kong-based union members ...




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