Cathay Pacific to maintain revised pilot contracts

    Cathay Pacific GM flying Peter Clemmow said the carrier will not reverse a previous decision to reduce pay and terms for newly qualified pilots under its cadet pilot programme (South China Morning Post, 22-Oct-2018). He said the carrier will commence hiring experienced pilots from Dec-2018 on new, lowered terms, and it would be “unmanageable” to keep cadets on the previous 2008 contracts. Cathay announced in Sep-2018 plans to introduce a new contract for pilots from 01-Dec-2018, which is reportedly expected to reduce pilot costs by 30% from 2008 contracts.