Sunday, June 12, 2022

Cabin crew union should breakaway.....

 Since time immemorial cabin crew has always wanted to break away from the main stream union (SIASU) but was not allowed as cc do not have the number. But now with about 6,000 members it is possible to detach itself from SIASU and form its own union. I hope the current union committee members would give it a thought.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022


Anonymous said...

I heard the former union president Tony Sim is very very sick. Anyone can verify my claim?

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

No news from the union

 Have not heard much from the union since the start of the pandemic. I guess the unionists must be working hard to ensure its members are still employed and not retrenched. Let's see whether I can get any news regarding the crew's rosters, earnings etc. in the coming days or weeks.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The union has done a good job!

 Heart Party has prevented the PRs and Singapore cabin crew from being retrenched. Out of the 9,500 crew, only 1,400 has been laid off. These were mostly trainees and foreign crew. Had it been another party in charged, more would have been retrenched.

Keep up the excellent work Heart! 👍

Friday, July 10, 2020

Thursday, September 12, 2019

2019 SIASU cabin crew election

The above election was held over 9 days from 2/9/19 to 10/9/19
(9 days of voting). All 30 seats were won by Heart Party.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Update from the new team HEART

Greetings Comrades,

First, we would like to extend our fullest appreciation for the support and well- wishes to everyone during and after the Cabin crew branch elections. We are very thankful for the full mandate given and we will strive to serve the needs of Cabin crew.

We were declared delegates of Cabin crew division on the 20 April 2015 and we have officially taken office as union representatives on the 28 May 2015.We have in fact started to address issues just a day after the elections in April. We will make good our proposals and promises and as we move forward we will always stay contactable and look into crew’s needs and welfare. This website is for us to disseminate, share and update crew periodically and this is one of our many platforms to reach out to crew. We have put up our Organization setup charts with contact details both at control centre and also in the crew mailbox room.

We would like to highlight the LMA issue. The current Collective agreement CA 2012 which includes the LMA formulation signed by the previous union is still in force although expired. As stated in the Collective Agreement, negotiations for any new Collective Agreement could commence 12 months (Jan 2014) preceding to its expiry date however nothing was done. Hence when we took office last month, LMA for July 2015 inevitably was put in place. We will work and look into the declining LMA and find a favorable solution for cabin crew.

We have just concluded our month’s end Union/Management meetings in June and the meetings include all cabin crew departments and also the Human Resource shared services division. We had the honour of having the chairman of SIA, Mr. Stephen Lee at our first meeting. SVP Marvin Tan was also present at the dialogue which lasted almost 2 hours. Chairman who has just returned from the Paris air show briefed and updated the union on matters related to the aviation industry. Many issues and concerns were highlighted to his attention.

To date, we have changed the US visa renewal process, eased constraints which crew faces on short flights, addressed PVG hotel issues, doctor consultation at RMG clinic T3 and A330 ‘top up’ crew for SQ 836 PVG flights

Crew no longer need to use their annual leave for their US visa renewal. On weekends and public holidays, crew would be rostered OFFD and crew would be grounded for weekdays.

Effective 1st June 2015, ‘after take off’ drinks for JCL and EY on all South East Asia routes have ceased.  Laying of table linens for JCL has also ceased.

The contract at Crowne hotel PVG was terminated in May in view of safety and security issues. We would soon be accommodated in another hotel which will be appointed with our consultation. For the moment we have requested for an enhanced security until we move out of Crowne PVG.

As RMG is no longer our medical provider, we raised our concerns with management over the inconvenience and constraints crew face. We managed to convince management for crew to seek medical consultation at RMG T3 prior to reporting and after flight duties. Crew reporting for flight need not pay upfront at the clinic and this also applies to both accident and hospitalization cases .Crew would need to pay for visits to the clinic only for after flight duties and crew would be fully reimbursed.

We have also secured a ‘top up’ crew for A330 SQ 836 PVG flights. The eleventh crew would be triggered upon JCL load of 24 passengers and above either way.

We are presently looking into our crew meals (JCL) which have been absorbed into passengers’ portion. We are also discussing the JCL constraints for the B7WT aircraft type and ‘top up’ crew for other A330 flights.
Finally, we have started our Collective Agreement negotiations which expired 31december 2014 and we will update crew periodically. We will soon have a “Meet the Members” session at STC. Details would be made known through our various platforms. Lastly, we would like to wish all happy flying and safe flights always.

Admin team
Heart Party

SIASU cabin crew website is here

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cabin crew management was briefed following HEART's victory in the April union election

The week after HEART's victory, management staff in cabin crew were briefed by its big boss that they will have a challenging time ahead. They were also told to wake up from their slumber. Indeed, these people will be having a "HARD" time from HEART if they do not perform to standards required of them.
Another thing my source told me was that the hotel in Shanghai where the crew stays will be changed. The current one is not so safe for the crew as far as security is concerned. Just a few days ago, there was an incidence of a non hotel guest having access to the hotel premise. This stranger kept knocking at the door of a female crew in the middle of the night, scaring the daylight out of her.
Aside from security issue the place where the hotel is situated is seriously polluted. Surely we do not want our crew to suffocate do we?

I will update this blog as soon as I gather more information. Meanwhile, take good care of yourselves and be happy as you have voted in an excellent team to look after your welfare.