SIA has agreed with the union to let it's cabin crew fly longer.
Previously, junior stewardesses ( blue kebaya stewardesses) could fly a maximum of 17 years. The new CA allows them fly up to 20 years.
For leading stewardesses in the (green kebaya), the maximum flying time is now 25 up from 23 years.
Chief stewardesses and in-flight supervisors (red/purple kebaya) can now fly up to 30 years, up from 28 years previously.
If a Singapore Girl begins her career at the age of 22, this means that she can continue flying until her early 50s.
Stewards who joined in 2004 and after are on the same package as the stewardesses.
Senior stewards who joined before 2004 were put on tenure and had to leave the company between 55 and 60 years old, depending on their rank. Now, they can work until 62.
The new CA also allows for easier extension of contracts as cabin crew will not have to undergo regular interviews before they continue flying.