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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SIA's pilots to take no pay leave


SIA's pilots will be placed on compulsory no-pay leave (CNPL) of between four and seven days a month starting April 1 as the airline and its unions work together to save jobs in what has been described as an unprecedented crisis for global aviation. 
From April 1, Captains will take seven days of CNPL per month, while First Officers and Second Officers will take five days and four days a month respectively.
"These measures together with no flying being done will result in an average of up to 55 per cent salary cuts for Captains, up to 50 per cent cuts for First Officers and up to 15 per cent cuts for Second Officers," said Captain Kenneth Lai, president of the Air Line Pilots Association - Singapore (Alpa-S). These figures represent a percentage of pilots' total monthly salary package, which includes both a basic salary and a variable component.
Pilots over the age of 62 and on re-employment contracts will be placed on a six-month-long furlough, "pending the development of the Covid-19 situation over the next few months".
This comes after Singapore's flag carrier said on Monday that it would be forced to make sweeping capacity cuts of 96 per cent until end-April. This will see it ground 138 SIA and SilkAir planes from their combined fleets of 147 aircraft. Meanwhile, its low-cost unit Scoot is suspending the vast majority of its network and grounding 47 of its 49 aircraft.

At nearly 2,400 active members, Alpa-S represents about 95 per cent of the pilot population for SIA, SilkAir and SIA Cargo.
To cushion the financial fallout from Covid-19 and save the airline group, other cost-cutting measures put in place by SIA include voluntary no-pay leave for all staff up to divisional vice-presidents. It is also working on deferring upcoming aircraft deliveries in order to defer payments and conserve cash.
Its senior management, led by chief executive Goh Choon Phong, will be taking steeper salary cuts. He will now take a bigger salary cut of 30 per cent from Apr 1, while executive vice-presidents and senior vice-presidents will take cuts of 25 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.
The flag carrier has also said that it is actively taking steps to shore up its liquidity and is in talks with several financial institutions for funding. 
SIA is not the only airline forced to make hard decisions in what industry players describe as an unprecedented crisis for the global aviation industry. With countries worldwide tightening their borders to fend off the pandemic, airlines worldwide have become collateral damage, slashing their network and grounding planes, prompting some carriers to warn of layoffs and furloughs.
Businesses across most sectors in the Republic are also feeling the pain, and the Singapore government is poised to announce additional support measures this Thursday to help workers, businesses and households deal with the devastating fallout from Covid-19.
Story first published by Business Times

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

https://mothership.sg/2020/03/sia-planes-grounded-airport/

Singapore Captain said...

Bohtong

Heng I been through SARS, know such a day will come. The younger crew can be jialat cos they don't have savings.

Boh Tong said...

Singapore Captain...nice to "see" you here again especially
at this critical period. Yes, we have gone thru it all. Sars
was kind enough to vanish very quickly and many crew were able
to go back to their job. This covid 19 is cruel and devastating
and would not go away so soon thereby causing many to be jobless.
That's right we pity the younger crew be them tech or cc. They
have house loans, car loans etc to pay. Besides, they have families
to feed. So sad but I hope the Almighty will intervene and save
these people.
Please take good care of yourselves and loved ones :)

Singapore Captain said...

now very free mah... nothing to do. keke

Anonymous said...

covid was cruel? i think not as cruel as those 8 who falsely accused me, made me go thru CI. lost my wife, kid,job and my mum's sanity..

Anonymous said...

This is Covid-19 or Sars-ver 2.
Things change,the cycle of life,the meek and humble will dominate the earth.Those who were protected mode,etc will preach to a class of nobody,having sucumb to Covid19,made pandemics by system where a spade is called,not called by higher ups, whisperblower snuffed out and only good news allowed.Same like the junior FO,who kept quiet when the Older Cap decides wrongly,thus goes into the mountain in Oahu.Established old bags need to be outed for the good of mankind,it can lead to extinction of mankind in the long term.Its nature just like Spanish flu,depopulation in progress,war is passe,world leaders take note,this is a tiny voice in the wildness.

Anonymous said...

Well,you are back.Nice to see you.Covid is an equiliser,tried to reopens your case thru crowfunding,if its true,you need justice,and closure,knowing so many trying to curry favour for their own needs,dont blame them,but need to face the consequences.Nice to see you are current,at least an apology or an admission by those concern.Those who handle your case ,actually mishandled.May your seek of justice find it now.

Anonymous said...

Let me briefly summarise how evil those 8 can be:

1. actively taking statements and VR those lies;

2. plant fake evidence and attached in email sent to SMCMPM, cc control, svp;

3. went out lunch together;

4. tried explaning but was brushed aside telling me save my breath for CI and advise me to plead guilty and leniency then;

5. those that knows the truth refuse to answer my calls for help and refuse come for CI to testify in fear of being on wrong side

6. those that worked with me pretended to stand on my side and promise to testify for me during CI. to my surprise they had already recorded their statements on board and turned up to testify agst me. plus exaggerated so many points;

7. union told me to be humble and leave it to them to fight the case during CI. i heeded their advise and did not utter a word in defence. i was thus deemed guilty as charged

so.... you think those 8 took away more than what covid took from crew?

Anonymous said...

I been flying 10 years. heard of this sad case when I was P-plate. Overheard 1 of the so called 8 telling a FSS in galley what happened and how she was forced to sign on the VR. That time I was junior so did not think much of it.
Then over the years, flew with some of that guys' batch boys who told me what he claimed about his wife, kid, family is true. Even heard one of the bad boys bad mouthed him to union and management due to old grudges.

Anonymous said...

Amicus Curia says:
My opionion is that injustice have been done in your case.Still not too late to go legal,since you lost your dearest,your wife and and family support.In the least,this happens in the time of Sexcy,team flying and let down by several factors.I could only think of Josephus from Invictus Law,a suitable defender,since late Subhas last defended another crew Constance ,she is recovering well now.
ExLS:covid was cruel? i think not as cruel as those 8 who falsely accused me, made me go thru CI. lost my wife, kid,job and my mum's sanity.. actively taking statements and VR those lies,
Comments :In other word,the guilty parties were the Unionist at that time,the 8 team crews in your teams and VR done.Now,its not an affidavit,which is a sworn legal statments of facts.VR are general statement of action,situational moments of onboard action ,which depending on which angles seen,distance and transcribe later to carbonised report,which is dependant on the writer,social status,skills and sense of correcness,and whether it could benefit the person directly or indirectly.In legal term,challenge the statement and it can be recanted,with penalties for lying and damage due.Merely assenting to a VR by the other 7 crews are term go with the flow,shaking heads etc,so go with the flow statement can be easily dismiss,damages payable does not go away,it multiply by 7,Josephus can easily dismiss the VR.

2. plant fake evidence and attached in email sent to SMCMPM, cc control, svp;
Comments:Seek and challenge the evidences,emails and all related correspondences sent by which crews and whether its prejudice the case in any way.
3. went out lunch together;
Comment:It does not look good for ongoing case to go lunch together,to prevent buddy,buddy or overt pressure to reach a common conclusion,which in this case is pending.
4. tried explaning but was brushed aside telling me save my breath for CI and advise me to plead guilty and leniency then;
Comments:Unionist are suppose to be pro member,but as can be seen,most unionist are jockeying for position,getting own kaki for position and promo and self interest.Not late Doraisamy,the President then,but can I guess its time of Stony,who goes jogging when crews were in trouble ?
Whatever things happen during this time,decision made,highly suspicious and weak,ineapt and could hurt the crew welfare.
5. those that knows the truth refuse to answer my calls for help and refuse come for CI to testify in fear of being on wrong side
Comments:Rightfully,all cowards,who refuse to stand up for you,name those who you ask to speak up and did not,so many Judas around,not enough trees to hang around,its like whistleblower dare not speak out.The reasons were many,weaker crews who were borderline workers,everybody tries to curry flavour in be in right book with ward leader.
6. those that worked with me pretended to stand on my side and promise to testify for me during CI. to my surprise they had already recorded their statements on board and turned up to testify agst me. plus exaggerated so many points;
Comments:Expected behaviour of weak crew with no sense of standing up to rights and wrong.In time of emergency,dont expect much,but to each his own.In this Covid time,its payback time.
7. union told me to be humble and leave it to them to fight the case during CI. i heeded their advise and did not utter a word in defence. i was thus deemed guilty as charged
Comments.You were led hook line and sinker by the then Union,they can be held responsible,Josephus could find them ineffective and expect damage.
The damage can include reinstatement to current time,general damage as to baby,wife and mother sanity.
In the least,a sad story,a courages efforts to right the wrong even though is happened long time,a fight for your child.Imo ,the management were in the dark.
You should thank BT for publishing your comments.You might have justice yet.