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
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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