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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ah this explains it!

My dear friends, I have read the Heart Party's explanation of the issues and understand what is happening.

I realize that there is too much confusion being caused right now and hope you will read this sms and understand what is happening and vote 1 to 20 as our future is important and we need RATIONAL and HONEST people to improve things in Cabin Crew.

SUMMARY OF SIASU CABIN CREW BRANCH ELECTION 2010 ISSUES

1. Restoring of Menu Card Formula to determine LMA would result in 20% reduction in our LMA as meal allowance is based on reimbursement.
NO VIABLE LEGAL DEFENCE TO PREVENT THIS.

EXAMPLE, IF YOU PAY YOUR HELPER $30 FOR HER TO BUY A SHIRT WORTH $30 AT METRO, BUT METRO HAD A DISCOUNT FOR THAT DAY AND YOUR HELPER PAID ONLY $20, CAN SHE REFUSE TO RETURN THE $10 IF YOU ASK HER BACK THE AMOUNT?

Pilots did not adopt the IRAS formula but they had NO increment to their CA.

When the Heart Party Union moved to IRAS per diem formula, they also secured a 3% increment in CA 2009.

Increments were made in Turnaround allowances, IFA rate increase for non-ranking or IFA lump sum into Basic for ranking crew and overall increments to gratuities were secured.

2. IRAS per diem rates were affected by Global economic crisis in 2009 as they are reviewed yearly.

Menu Card rates during the period were not affected as they are reviewed over 2 years and previous review was in June 2008, before Global Economic crisis.

Also currency reviews are done every 6 months in the Menu card formula. This enabled it to capture steep Aussie and Japanese currency increments in JAN 2010.

Different formulas will have different rates but because it was too steep especially for Australia and Japan, it was not equitable for 2 sets of employees to have such different allowances in the same station. That is why the Heart Party temporarily pegged LMA rates back to Pilots’ rate until everyone is on a common formula. The rate differences were sufficiently covered with Hotel Savings Bonus, which is only payable if we are on IRAS per diem formula, and as such, would be suspended for now.

Currently Pilots have been served S.21 of the Industrial Relations Act to adopt IRAS per diem formula or accept 20% reduction in LMA with Menu Card formula.

Also, after talking with a few of them, I realized, LATEST Menu card LMA rates have dropped 5% to 8% compared with IRAS per diem formula mainly because of the recent appreciation of the Singapore Dollar. The latest Menu Card formula LMA Rates have not been released as the Pilots are negotiating to maintain January 2010 rates.

Do not let opposition parties confuse you with their lack of understanding on the issues.

I realize the Heart Party knows what they are doing!

Read the HEART Party’s MAIN PRINT OUT TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES clearly.

3. Definition of 1st Class hotel as determined by the Company is ambiguous and has not protected us from poor hotels in the past.

It does not lock-in the requirement to consult the Union.

Friends, honestly haven't our quality of hotels improved under the Heart Party?

Even the number of hotels stayed together with Pilots has increased from 30 to 34 hotels out of 50 stations.

4. Maternity benefits of ex-gratia 2 months salary and additional 2 months from Government for Singapore Citizen child births were secured by the Heart Party.

Opposition team compared with SilkAir but did not understand that SilkAir has a part time pool, which enables them to maintain employment during pregnancy and enjoy maternity benefits.

SIA female crew are contractually ceased from employment allowing Company to circumvent the legislations concerning Maternity benefits. No pay leave proposal not viable given Company’s resistance to having a part time pool.

Despite this, ALAN TAN AND THE HEART PARTY UNION SECURED THE MATERNITY BENEFITS.

They know what they are doing. Opposition does not understand the issues clearly and are just criticizing.

I rather vote for achievers than critics.

5. I also understand from the HEART PARTY that Management is resistant to not only an additional contract term of 5 years for contract crew as proposed by opposition but also a confirmed gratuity at the end of an additional last term.

They have discussed this with Management before and have been negotiating for 6-year contract terms with higher gratuities instead to which Management is less resistant.


6. Friends, HEART PARTY IS ON THE VERGE OF SECURING A MECHANISM OF CONVERTING MALE CREW ON CONTRACT TERMS TO TENURE. They need your mandate to get this done.

7. HEART PARTY HAS BEEN NEGOTIATING AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF CS AND IFS ON TENURE TO 59 AND FS AND LS ON TENURE TO 57.

And the Management has no strong objection to this.

I believe Alan Tan and the Heart Party WILL secure these very important matters and the opposition would make things worse as seen in their lack of understanding on the issues thus far.

Please friends, after reading all the election materials, I understand and appreciate what Alan Tan and the Heart Party have done for us thus far and know that only the HEART PARTY can ensure a brighter future for us.

Please VOTE FOR ALAN TAN AND THE HEART PARTY.

VOTE 1 to 20.

Thank-you.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very curious ! How come you so Hearty suddenly ? SS ?

Anonymous said...

Cos SS always has a HEART for the crew.Remember he was a unionist championing for the crew and underdogs too?

Anonymous said...

Ha..sounds like someone from heart posted this instead of SS. IRAS per diem calculation was used and the Company gained 70% while CC was only given a meagre 30% for hotel savings.How would u like it if u sell your house and get 30% while the other party gets 70%? CC gets free Breakfast in one of the hotel upon check in, so do i not get paid for breakfast allowance then??? Also, when Heart was elected, they mentioned that the IRAS per diem calculation was used to avoid taxation by IRAS.Why dont you check with IRAS the definition of IRAS per diem allowance and whether taxation of meal allowance is applicable to CC? I will definitely vote HEART OUT and i trust many CC will do the same too. God bless CC.

Anonymous said...

pilots using old LMA formula would lose 5 to 8 % in their LMA based on the latest review.now they want to follow cabin crew.who has foresight?

Anonymous said...

thanks for highlighting clearly. whoever wrote this as i was not told of this by the Blue shirt people 21-40 I think ah chews n toonies team who have only been critical and not telling us the facts
Heart party have now been guranteed my vote.

Anonymous said...

Heart Party will sell yr mother/father & everything away if elected. U idiot!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Because you called us idiots we are going to vote for Heart Party!

Anonymous said...

just b'cos I called u idiot and U r going to vote for HEART PARTY.ha ha... U will be the greatest IDIOT.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Heart Party will sell yr mother/father & everything away if elected. U idiot!!!!!!!

10:22 AM

Whoever made that malicious & uncalled comment. Someone is watching you from above & you will have to answer for your action. Not this life but next life.
I do not understand why you are dragging other people's parents into to the picture for this election. You do not have a conscious hesrt.
My votes are for Alan Tan & Heart Party 1-20.

CHIOCE PARTY said...

My vote goes to Choice Party 21-40!
bloody SD has been implementing all kinds of rubbish, all becoz of cce donnie tan n his bf frankie in the heart party agreein to everything..

HEART PARTY IS SURE TO LOSE THIS ROUND, HAVE BEEN DOING MY GROUNDWORK AND REALISED THAT MOST SENIOR CREW ARE FED UP WITH ALAN.

Anonymous said...

Why are all blind.don't take hotel discounts la and have menu prices paid to us.u mean free laundry in India and middle east,company will minus our laundry allowances. Then minus from IFs as they have free meals in most hotel lounges.wake up die again with heart in charge. At least with choice,we have a chance

Anonymous said...

Ss,if u think crew Tories sell yr blog,u will close soon for being one partied. Crew not blind n Allan will be out' 1000-1 he will be?

Boh Tong said...

Anonymous said...
Ss,if u think crew Tories sell yr blog,u will close soon for being one partied. Crew not blind n Allan will be out' 1000-1 he will be?

BT: Yes u have voted Alan out but who is getting "snooked" now?...haha.