Management raised their concerns over the retention of cabin crew within the first two years of employment. It was demonstrated that there tends to be an increase in attrition after the 2nd year of employment. This also affects operations and in some instances, we had to operate with minus crew and without top-ups.
Management proposed that instead of increasing the IFA rate for new hire cabin crew from day one, to step up the increase after 27 months from $9.50 to $12.80 per flying hour (inclusive of 3 months training).
Given the above, the IFA rate for new hire cabin crew effective 1 March 2016 will remain at $9.50 for the first 27 months, before stepping up to $12.80. Indicatively, new hire cabin crew can look forward to an increase in the total package from $4,700 to $5,600 after 27 months. With this, it is hoped that we will have a better retention of crew and smoother operations.
Source: SIASU collective agreement with SIA 2016