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  1. Expect intensified action, Cathay told

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Hundreds of Cathay Pacific flight attendants have said in an online poll they would be in favour of escalating industrial action in their battle for bigger pay rises - if a work-to-rule planned for the Lunar New Year period fails to force management back ...

  2. Cathay flight delays loom over Christmas

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Passengers may face Christmas flight delays after Cathay Pacific pilots voted overwhelmingly in favour of a work-to-rule in their fight for salary raises of 30 per cent over four years. Ninety-four per cent of more than 1,400 pilots who took part in a Hon ...

  3. Pilot sacked over housing claims

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Dragonair has sacked a senior expatriate pilot for allegedly swindling his housing allowance. The pilot, a Hong Kong-based captain who was with the airline for about 10 years, was accused of abusing a house purchase scheme, which allows cockpit crew to cl ...

  4. Putting staff in picture is nothing new

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... The uniforms have changed, the hemlines have moved up and down, and the hairstyles have come and gone - but the message remains the same: Cathay Pacific relies on the striking looks and impeccable manners of its employees to fill seats. Since the 1950s, t ...

  5. Cathay staff kick off their shoes with gallery of after-work shots

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... More than 50,000 people have visited a website that features pictures of Cathay Pacific flight attendants and other frontline staff after they have hung up their uniform for the day. The novel promotion has been a global hit since its launch four weeks ag ...

  6. Cathay, Dragonair to ask staff to take unpaid leave, but won't force it

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... All Cathay Pacific and Dragonair staff will today be asked to take weeks of unpaid leave as part of cost cuts aimed at helping the sister airlines through the economic crisis. Flights are also expected to be trimmed as part of the measures that will be ou ...

  7. Cathay pilots get more time to consider unpaid leave

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Cathay Pacific has for a second time extended the deadline for its cockpit crew to sign up for unpaid leave, with only one in four pilots so far having accepted the cost-cutting scheme. With almost three weeks gone since all staff were asked to volunteer ...

  8. Cathay apologises over YouTube clip of tantrum

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... A woman passenger whose astonishing temper tantrum when she missed a flight from Hong Kong has been watched by more than 5 million YouTube viewers was given an apology and upgrade after complaining about the embarrassment the video caused her. The airline ...

  9. Passenger's meltdown at airport is internet hit

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Most of us have suffered the frustration of missing a bus, train or plane, but few have reacted with as much unbridled hysteria as the woman passenger who missed a Cathay Pacific flight 11 days ago. A video of the unidentified middle-aged passenger scream ...

  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 is understood to have been infuriated by the attempt to distribute the letter ...




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