CATHAY Pacific pilots and flight engineers decided yesterday to meet on the eve of a management ultimatum, to discuss the company's hated productivity demands. The Aircrew Officers' Association made the announcement of the August 5 meeting yesterday afternoon, following a five-hour meeting at the Mariners' Club of more than 200 members. Cathay has asked for an average of 12 per cent higher productivity from pilots and flight engineers in return for an eight per cent pay rise in addition to their guaranteed two per cent annual increase. Pilots say they will have to work up to 36.5 per cent more if they accept the proposal and have threatened industrial action. Management has said those who refuse to accept by August 6 will forgo future pay rises and receive just the two per cent increment each year. Association general-secretary John Findlay said the pilots and flight engineers remained opposed to the plan, following their second meeting since Cathay management walked out after six weeks of talks on the issue. ''The mood of the members remains the same,'' said Mr Findlay, adding that votes were taken by members yesterday. The association represents 85 per cent of the pilots and flight engineers.