In my opinion, the demotion of the ifs has dealt a great blow to the senior crew's morale. Not only that, the seniors would not be bold enough to do their job properly and honestly from now on. They would be afraid of repercussion from the junior crew if they were to correct or check them when they err in their work.
The overall service would inevitably drop and that's what most of us are concerned about.
I am not saying the co. should not punish the ifs but not to the extent of demoting him 2 rank down.
SIA cc should give the ifs some face like giving him a stern warning. Afterall this was the first time he ever upgrade anyone.
The union's appeal to the co. to reduce the punishment by demoting the ifs 1 rank down was rejected. The current union is powerless and the co. does not accord much respect to it. How could one respect a union whereby almost half of its committee members resigned due to infighting?
During my time as a unionist representing cc, I did not allow any of my members to be humiliated like ifs Moon. I've never lost a single case in my defence for my members. Just to quote a few cases whereby I have saved my members were: the case of Naked Lady in Taipei, the London Bakery case, the chief steward Wong's case. In Wong's case, he delayed a flight for 20 minutes attending to his family members who were almost off-loaded from his flight. Wong was given a letter of warning but not demoted. His case was far more serious than ifs Moon's case.
With the upcoming union election at the end of this year, cc would be voting for a new group of people capable of helping them (I hope so). The current group has been disappointing.