Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Did the Cabin Crew Executives (Check & Training) priced themselves out?
That's a good question (above title). It was exactly 10 years after the CCEs won their case (June 1993) against the company in the Industrial Arbitration Court pertaining to their salary and working conditions that they were offered early retirement (June 2003).
It took a gutsy and revengeful SVPcc to get rid of the CCEs. Gutsy, because he even fought his own boss and left his 5 figure salary job after 3 decades with the airline. Revengeful, because some of the CCEs had shown disrespect towards him when he first transferred to cabin crew.
Looking at the big picture, it's a combination of the 3 ( Guts,revenge and pricing).
The question here is does SQ fare better without the CCEs in terms of profitability and service standards?
The experienced cabin crew and regular passengers who have been with us all these years should be able to provide the more accurate answers.