Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SIA Pilot Salary

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and its pilots union are taking their dispute over a pay rise to the country's Industrial Arbitration Court, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The paper said the dispute involved the parent airline, the world's second-largest carrier by market value, and its subsidiaries, SIA Cargo and SilkAir. The hearing date for SIA Cargo has been set for July 8 and a date in August set for the pilots of the parent airline, the paper said.
However the paper said the issue involving SilkAir pilots has been resolved after management and pilots struck a dealfollowing a meeting at the Manpower Ministry on Monday.
The president of the Airline Pilots Association of Singapore, P. James, confirmed that the issue involving SilkAir pilots has been resolved and said he hoped a similar out of court settlement could be achieved for SIA and SIA Cargo.
SIA officials could not be immediately reached for comment. However the paper reported that SIA spokesman Nicholas Ionides said that it would be inappropriate for the carrier to comment.
SilkAir has agreed to raise the pay its captains between S$340 ($273.73) and S$360 a month and by S$225 for first officers. They will also receive a lump-sum payment for the back-dated amount owed and their pay adjusted accordingly.
($1 = 1.242 Singapore Dollars)