Look at Alpa-S the pilots' union and compare to its cabin crew counterpart. I am not saying SIASU (Singapore Airlines Staff Union)is not a good union,in fact it was and will always be a good union.
What I am saying here is why is there so much infighting amongst the cabin crew,each smearing and back stabbing one another.
The pilots are more united to face the management compared to cc. That could be the main reason Alpa-S could not be easily cowed. Alpa-S could even afford to donate to the Home Nuring Foundation a sum of $50,100 to help the poor in this economic downturn.
I still remember the time in the 1980s when a few of their members were sacked because of their industrial actions. The whole exco were hauled up by PM Lee Kuan Yew to the Istana and chastised.
The members themselves raised huge sum of money and helped those sacked pilots.Eventually through the goodwill of both sides, the sacked pilots were reinstated.
The cabin crew,through the hundreds of comments in my blog (had since been deleted by me)did nothing constructive but criticised and smeared the current cc union reps as well as its chief Alan Tan.
Alan's supporters are no angels either.They blamed Eddy Chew the ousted union chief for all sorts of things. Not only that but called Eddy and his fellow unionists all kinds of names.
Come lah cabin crew get united with Alan & team and leave your personal agenda/grudges aside and unite to form a formidable front to face the management (also got KNN asses too).
Let me see you buggers write some nice comments here about one another and I will publish them...ok?(outsiders who are not crew pls 'smoke cigar')..dat means outsiders don't comments la stupid!