Hundreds of US-based cabin crew face loss of welfare benefits as Cathay Pacific halts payments (

October 26, 2016

Hong Kong airline says that as a non-American company it is not eligible to make the contributions to social security and health insurance programmes

Cathay Pacific faces unrest and deep discontent among its US-employed cabin crew after halting contributions to their social security and health insurance “medicare” programmes.

As a result more than 400 people based in Cathay bases in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles face the loss of government retirement payouts and post-retirement health care insurance protection.

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