SACKED Cathay Pacific flight attendant Courtney Chong will seek to meet Labour Department officials today to discuss her dismissal. Pending the result of an appeal filed with Cathay management, Miss Chong yesterday reiterated that the allegation of theft was untrue. Miss Chong, a chief purser, was sacked last month after allegedly stealing a bottle of mineral water, a packet of macadamia nuts and an in-flight magazine from the company. She claims that the dismissal was a result of her active participation in the 17-day strike during the Lunar New Year organised by the Flight Attendants' Union of which she was a vice-chairman. Her case was referred to the Labour Department by a Legislative Council monitoring group set up to look into allegations of victimisation. Miss Chong said she had no idea whether she, as a Singaporean working in Hongkong, could get assistance from the Labour Department, but she added: ''I do expect a fair trial.'' She also welcomed the support of the Legco group, which said after its meeting on Monday that it was suspicious of a number of points alleged by Cathay management. Yesterday, legislators pledged to continue monitoring the issue after it had been handed to the Labour Department. Legislative Councillor Cheung Man-kwong said the group would meet again if members found the outcome unacceptable. He said evidence provided by Cathay was suspect and Miss Chong should be given the benefit of the doubt. ''It is also difficult to refrain from relating the sacking of Miss Chong with her active participation in the strike,'' he added. Group convenor Pang Chun-hoi said he would keep a close eye on the issue. He urged Cathay management to clarify Legco suspicions before reaching its final verdict on the stewardess.