Court denies Cathay’s bid for appeal in row over holiday pay. Airline must decide to take fight to Court of Final Appeal or pay flight attendants years of back pay

November 8, 2011

Cathay Pacific suffered a blow in its wage dispute with its flight attendants yesterday when the Court of Appeal rejected its request to take a holiday pay ruling to the top court.
The airline is seeking to challenge a Court of Appeal judgment in March that upheld in part a claim by flight attendants that the airline should include several commissions and allowances when calculating their holiday pay.
The court found that commissions flight attendants earn from in-flight sales of duty-free goods and so-called line- and ground-duty allowances – money attendants earn in the air and waiting for flights – could be counted in the calculations.

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