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  1. Kick start

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Leigh Powell

    ... watering holes in which to catch all the action. For anyone still thinking of making the trip Down Under, the news from the Australian Rugby Union is that it has sold 1.8 million tickets - 83 per ... the International Rugby Board (IRB), and it is expecting late purchases as fans wait to see which teams meet and when. For all the latest ticket information check out the union's official site ...

  2. Virgin Atlantic flies under Cathay radar

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hope to put Branson in a Pirates shirt for the march-past at the Sevens. This will undoubtedly stir the pot a bit and ruffle a few feathers with the Cathay Pacific people.' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory confirmed that he had heard of moves by the club to bring Branson for the March 23-25 tournament next year, and added that there was nothing the union could ...

  3. Q&A

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the tournament. What do you look forward to every year? Exciting rugby, the carnival atmosphere and catching up with so many friends. What do you remember as a player, especially when you played for Hong ... time for many with so many natural disasters worldwide. How is CX aiding any of those efforts? Will it change the tone of this year's Sevens? Rugby has always had at its heart the values ...

  4. 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 a dispute over pay increases. Becky Kwan Siu-wa, who led the union for 16 years and was vice-chairwoman for two years until her retirement in the summer, said the FAU leadership let its 6,000 ...

  5. Cathay pilots earn much less than peers, union says

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Pay talks between Cathay Pacific and its pilots begin tomorrow, with the pilots' union arguing they earn millions of dollars less over their careers than cockpit crew with competitor airlines like Emirates. The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association also says meeting the pilots' pay demands would only cost passengers HK$1.50 per flying hour. The union, which wants pay ...

  6. Unions slam 'most caring' award made to Cathay

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The four main unions representing pilots and flight attendants have written to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to protest at Cathay Pacific being named one of Hong Kong's most ... praise in its citation for its 'continual and sustainable total commitment in caring for the well-being of employees'. In their letter to Tsang, the unions accuse the airline of age-, ...

  7. Cathay union calls off Labour Day rally

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Cathay Pacific's Flight Attendants' Union ditched a plan to stage a rally on May 1 after meeting the carrier's management yesterday. The union said the airline had agreed not to add new home bases overseas and would not expand manpower at other bases. Thai flight attendants who recently took over from local cabin crew in a pilot scheme on direct ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Cathay unions warn managers mandatory leave plan is 'illegal'

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A union representing Cathay Pacific pilots yesterday described as 'illegal and unacceptable' a reported scheme for staff to take mandatory unpaid leave to save the airline HK$400 million. A meeting has been called between Cathay management and the main pilots' union today, at which the union will voice strong opposition to the anticipated cost-cutting move which ...

  10. 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 ...




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