Cathay Pacific cabin crew strike averted

25 Jan 2011

A strike by the Flight Attendants Union (FAU) of Cathay Pacific, planned during the Lunar New Year, will not push through thus averting massive travel disruption during a major peak season in the region.

Quince Chong, director of corporate affairs, said: “We welcome the union’s decision and will continue to discuss issues of mutual benefit to the crew community and the company.”

The FAU stepped down hoping the positive gesture would lead to reopening negotiations. But it has also emphasised it has not ruled out industrial action during the Easter period.

Previously, the FAU threatened it would turn to work-to-rule measures when negotiations over salary disputes between management failed. It claimed that the 4.5 percent net salary increase was not on top of the mandatory annual increments and therefore, amounted to only a small percentage rise for longer serving staff (see story here).

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Alisha Haridasani


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