Through the Airline Executive Staff Union,FH launched an appeal against his dismissal from SIA,citing the loan given to him was a personal matter.
FH was dismissed because as far as SIA was concerned,it was unethical and wrong for a senior staff to borrow money and worse still,did not pay back his subordinate,Sue.
After some hassling between the union and SIA,the matter was referred to the Ministry of Manpower.
After looking at FH's case,MOM advised SIA to reinstate or compensate FH for the loss of his job. Of course,SIA would not want to rehire FH as he was no "angel" too.
As a compromise, SIA generously compensated FH with about $170k. However,when the Union asked for the annual free tickets for FH,a privilege enjoyed by retirees,SIA refused.
SIA has the right to refused giving FH the annual foc tickets because he did not retire but sacked with "compassion".
Please note, SIA with constraints from its shareholders is still a compassionate employer and even paid errant crew in the past, with thousand of dollars who had committed offences like molestation of stewardesses by male crew,theft,high "casual" medical leave etc, after dismissing them.
In my opinion,those bad apples should be handed over to the police and let the law deal with them.