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Singapore Airlines Implements Shorter Work Month

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Senior management staff of Singapore Airlines (those in grade of Vice President and above) have adopted a shorter work month. The scheme which started on Wednesday, will also apply to all other managers from 1 May 2009.

In principle agreements have been signed with two of the three in-house unions; the Singapore Airlines Staff Union (representing ground staff and cabin crew) and the Airline Executive Staff Union (representing staff in the administrative officer grades), to extend the scheme to all ground staff and cabin crew from 1 May 2009.

 However, the implementation date is predicated on the scheme applying to all employees across the company. Discussions are ongoing with the Airline Pilots Association.

Under the scheme, each member of ground staff will be required to clear one day of leave each month. The day may be cleared as annual leave or no pay leave. For pilots and cabin crew, compulsory no pay leave will be required in line with their excess staffing levels.

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