HKAOAHong Kong Aircrew Officers Association
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The HKAOA notice said the levy is meant to prepare members in the case of "industrial escalation", which is described as action taken by the company.
"The pilots are concerned about the attacks on their living conditions in Hong Kong," HKAOA General Secretary Chris Beebe told Reuters by phone.
I hope not,'' HKAOA spokesman John Findlay told reporters.
''They will not be allowed to join the HKAOA and their names will be listed and passed on to the pilots' unions in their home countries.
According to the HKAOA, the airline's management has refused to meet or talk with the union directly after informal discussions were abruptly terminated in October 2001.
''Furthermore, any agreement entered by the company with the HKAOA must include a firm commitment to avert any future industrial action through the four-year term of the agreement,'' Tyler said.
HKAOA recently sent a letter to Cathay Pacific's director and chief operator, Philip Chen, asking that the airline begin developing new and comprehensive flight safety procedures and training programmes to better train pilots and cabin crew for situations that may threaten crewmembers and passengers.
The HKAOA says that key issues, such as cockpit fatigue, a discriminatory pay regime, mismanagement and contract abuse, must be resolved regardless of the current problems facing the airline industry.
Cathay Pacific Airways has dismissed some 50 pilots since 3 July when the HKAOA began work-to-rule action over pay and rostering issues.
Cathay Pacific Airways has been negotiating new roster practices with its pilots through the HKAOA since June 1999 when a three-year salary repackaging deal was signed.