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  1. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay pilot union decides against industrial action

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Christmas disruption averted after group agree to further negotiations over pay rises next year Cathay pilot union decides against industrial action Cathay Pacific passengers can breathe a sigh of relief after the airline's pilot union decided against launching a work-to-rule action over the Christmas period in response to a pay dispute. Pilots ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Cathay Pacific unions say no action expected this Christmas season

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:13am by Candy Chan

    ... employees at year-end," Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union chairwoman Dora Lai Yuk-sim said. The holiday season has long been a tense time for the airline as it is when discussions about annual pay rises for the more than 6,000 cabin crew are discussed between the union and the management. If there are any pay disputes, the airline can be threatened with industrial action. Last ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific set to offer pay rise to avert Christmas strikes by staff

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... expect it to be higher than the 2 per cent increase given last year. The source said there had been cordial discussions between the airline and its union. A Cathay Pacific spokesman said: "Salary adjustment is a corporate decision and a number of factors will be carefully considered. The discussions with the union focused on items relating to operational issues." He said ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Cathay agrees pay deal with cabin crew, easing industrial action risk

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 07:29pm by Phila Siu

    ... off the threat of Christmas industrial action by one of its key unions after cabin crew accepted its offer of a 4.5 per cent pay rise. But the airline is in a race against time to reach a deal with its pilots' union- which has been authorised by its members to declare a work-to-rule campaign if there is no agreement. The airline's pay rise is often seen as a benchmark ...

  5. Slosar still a fan, keeps emphasis on fun

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... American-born, Cambridge-educated Slosar, a Swire man for over 30 years, was a latecomer to the Anglo sports of rugby and cricket. Born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up supporting ... to see the Americans having a go at rugby, and the USA are of course still the reigning champions of Olympic rugby, having won the last Olympic event in 1924, but I'm afraid it has been all ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ECOLOGY

    Cathay Pacific shark fin ban draws criticism

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

    ... of independent verification" but was seeking advice from other experts to draw up its own sustainability guidelines. "We are working with experts identified by the International Union ... of these movements and in order to support the global call of protecting endangered shark species, Korean Air has recently reviewed its policy." Fiji Airways: Ban on shark fin from unsustainable ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Cathay campaigns against flight attendants' unwise internet posts

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:30am by Simon Parry

    ... appearing to smoke was actually using dry ice and a fake cigarette, according to his union, but he lost his job after the image was circulated among crew members and ended up in a Chinese-language ... that comments can be picked up and used by newspapers and others and that what they post online is there forever. Dora Lai Yuk-sim, chairwoman of the Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union, said she ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Air New Zealand halts shark fin flights after environmental pressure

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... as an environmentally conscious carrier - took the step after admitting to bringing at least two cargoes of shark fin sourced from Fiji to Hong Kong in the past eight months. However, Air New Zealand insisted ... shark fin into Hong Kong. Fiji-based carrier Air Pacific - to be renamed Fiji Airways next month - was earlier this month revealed to be carrying shark fin as cargo on its direct flights between ...

  9. Fun and games

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Rugby fans were treated to a fun-filled evening at the Island Shangri-La hotel on June 20. Standard Chartered Bank, the British Chamber of Commerce and Cathay Pacific put together ... who were playing in New Zealand at the time. Former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick led the Breakthrough Rugby boys in a performance of the haka, which was received with a standing ovation. ...

  10. 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

    ... and that's what I think is very exciting about Cathay's position," said Dulvy, co-chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Shark Specialist Group. "They ...




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