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Monday, 2 April 2018

New transport rule is not a cost cutting measure but...

At a time like this when the airline is facing fierce competition it is only natural that it will try to reduce cost in order to survive. Taking away the crew late hour transport and compensating each with $46.40 is not that bad. I won't call this a cost cutting exercise because based on 7,000 crew, the airline will spend a whopping $3.89 million annually. Currently, the annual transport bill is a mammoth sum of $23.26 million.
I am not trying to scare the crew but I've heard (hope I am wrong) that flights that just make it pass the 14 hour duty time (eg: Sin/Lon/Sin) may be brought down to just below 14 hours. In the former, the crew is paid 2.5 times the normal ifa or incentive flying allowance but not for the latter.
An ifm or inflight manager's ifa payment is $22 and a steward/stewardess $12.80 per hour. Currently for the Sin/Lon/Sin sectors the ifm is paid $55 ($55 x 28 hours = $1540) and steward/stewardess $32 per hour ( $32 x 28 = $896 ). Once the flight duty time is below 14 hours the ifm will receive $616 and the fs/fss $358.40 for the above mentioned sectors.
How to reduce the duty time to below 14 hours? Well, currently the crew reporting time out of S'pore is 2 hours. What the company can do in future is to reduce it to 1.5 hours. If this happens, then the duty time for the Sin/Lon vv will be around 13.5 hours and consequently the ifa for the crew will not be 2.5 times.


Anonymous said...

The unique-ness of being a cabin crew with SQ is no longer
an attraction.
No better than a F&B worker in Starbucks, Crystal Jade or Ruth Christ's steakhouse.

If the company thinks that the sarong kebaya and the whole brand is sufficient
for people to want to be associated with them, I think they are behind the times.

Ultimately its money and work environment.
For SQ, they have failed in both.
Over time, there will be less people who will want to join.
Especially those with the "X" factor. I think they would rather work elsewhere.

SQ is being challenged with product offerings such as PER-LHR and soon AKL-ORD ( Chicago).With lower prices, with brand new planes. Over the past 10 years or more, nothing innovative has emerged from SQ to capture the travelling public's attention.

It can lay claim to having survived just being mediocre... and lately.. having staff breech security at HKG.. just to buy duty free stuff. Even that, they cant get away.

Anonymous said...

Nobody point a gun to ask those crew to join. They came in with their eyes wide open. Its a job, work hard and get paid. SQ did not pay them to come and klkk and enjoy and get big fat pay cheques on 21st every month.
It took SQ such a long time to relise these O levels people are underworked and overpaid for their jobs.
Keep it up SQ or you will go the way of NOL soon.

Anonymous said...

Actually nimpeh is looking forward to the day of losing 2.5 times and
welcome hotel sharing room. Then nimpeh want to look at the face of those crew that tell me
be thankful that coy is still giving you a job, this is a very good life style job must cherish,
HAHAHA their face should be very funny.

Anonymous said...

Why appear another nimpeh? There is only 1 nimpeh and thats nimpeh.