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

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 […]

October 26, 2016

ITF presses Cathay Pacific to address cabin crew’s concerns

The ITF has backed the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union (FAU), and appealed to the head of the airline to address workers’ concerns over their conditions. The FAU is in dispute with management over changes to conditions and benefits. It staged a marathon sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport last week and is now […]

May 29, 2015

Cathay Pacific flight attendants protest at Hong Kong airport (

Several hundred Cathay Pacific flight attendants were camped inside Hong Kong’s airport yesterday (May 19) after union members voted to protest new job contracts offered by the airline. Union member Ada So said about 400 cabin staff had gathered in front of the Cathay check-in desks. She said more than 600 union members cast votes, […]

May 20, 2015

Cathay in row with Qantas over budget airline (

Cathay Pacific is embroiled in a row with Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines about their plans to launch a budget airline in the Chinese territory. John Slosar, Cathay’s chief executive, said Hong Kong should not grant Jetstar Hong Kong a licence as the airline’s “principal place of business” would not be Hong Kong – […]

September 16, 2013