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RH Resigns?

Old 16th Aug 2019, 09:31
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RH Resigns?

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg Resigns, China State TV Reports
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...signation-cctv


Got too hot in the kitchen???
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My assumption is that he wasn't prepared to kowtow sufficiently to the Communist Party, which is a plus point for him in my book.

I'm surprised Slosar is still there since he said
“You would easily imagine that within that 27,000 we have virtually every opinion on every issue… we certainly wouldn’t dream of telling them what they have to think about something.”
Which is clearly not compatible with the Communist Party's view of how companies should work.

I wonder if Merlin also agreed to having a Party representative on the Board to keep them in line?
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My assumption is that he wasn't prepared to kowtow sufficiently to the Communist Party, which is a plus point for him in my book.

I'm surprised Slosar is still there since he said
“You would easily imagine that within that 27,000 we have virtually every opinion on every issue… we certainly wouldn’t dream of telling them what they have to think about something.”
Which is clearly not compatible with the Communist Party's view of how companies should work.

I wonder if Merlin also agreed to having a Party representative on the Board to keep them in line?
I seldom agree with Paul852, but I think this post is precisely on the mark.
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Thanks for that! I do have a friend who is quite good mates with RH socially, and he tells me that RH took the metaphorical bullet to take the heat off Slosar, and that he (RH) will be found some suitable position elsewhere within the Swire group.

I'm sorry to see the demise of my erstwhile favourite airline though.

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Slosar, the man with no country, deserves to be the one getting the bullet. Of course, the comment about RH finding another position within Swire is correct. They look after their own, no accountability and never an admission of fault. It's an incestuous system that is now demonstrating it's fatal flaw. What CX needs is outside blood, and not another cookie-cutter Swire prince inability to see that there is a better way to run an airline. CX is doomed. Has been for the past 25 years. It will stop breathing soon.
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I'd forgotten that - yes - if I recall correctly Slosar is a Chinese Citizen of Hong Kong, whereas Hogg is a Brit.
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With you Cxorcist. Rarely agree with Paul852 but RH has my respect on this one.
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Originally Posted by cxorcist View Post

I seldom agree with Paul852, but I think this post is precisely on the mark.
Agree. Think it's spot on.
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Good riddance. The very people who fired large quantities of loyal employees to line their own pockets with gold have now seen the other side of their horrid actions.
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Good riddance. The very people who fired large quantities of loyal employees to line their own pockets with gold have now seen the other side of their horrid actions.
Could you please elaborate on the "large numbers" of people fired? I'm aware of the 49ers (nearly 2 decades ago), a few ground staff at remote stations as traffic patterns changed, and 4 in the recent difficulties. Could you fill in the gaps for me please?
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Could you please elaborate on the "large numbers" of people fired? I'm aware of the 49ers (nearly 2 decades ago), a few ground staff at remote stations as traffic patterns changed, and 4 in the recent difficulties. Could you fill in the gaps for me please?
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 15:47
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Could you please elaborate on the "large numbers" of people fired? I'm aware of the 49ers (nearly 2 decades ago), a few ground staff at remote stations as traffic patterns changed, and 4 in the recent difficulties. Could you fill in the gaps for me please?
I believe Some How I'm Tired is talking about the 600 office staffs Rupert had fired last Summer.
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I despise the arrogance of Mr Slosar when he quotes to the press, "Recent events have called into question Cathay Pacific’s commitment to flight safety and security and put our reputation and brand under pressure". As Flight Operations is at the fore-front of flight safety, what the hell have Flt Ops done last week that has compromised Flight Safety? As far as I have observed or read the operation has continued to be processed with the usual professionalism that is still left amongst the crews.

One suspects a better sacrificial lamb would have been the head goat but as Merlin received his instructions in Beijing to fire a couple of board members "pour encourage les autres," he could hardly fire a chairman.

The whole couple of weeks has been handled appallingly at board level, seemingly without a common message.
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And BTW paul852, "a few ground staff at remote stations", might upset the the staff of FRA after their near total removal for starters. Hardly a "remote station" I would think? Do your homework.
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Old 16th Aug 2019, 16:15
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From what I understood, to recapitulate, as a faraway spectator, CAAC demanded CX staff to be punished for voicing their opinions...and whatever the merits of CX management, they may not have been entirely comfortable with that. Then, while at the center of this turbulence, the Captain is sacked?

"Paul and I, as the most senior members of the leadership team, have been at the forefront of this crisis and must take responsibility for the way it has been managed," RH wrote. "Now is the time for swift and decisive action to restore the trust and confidence of all our stakeholders in Cathay Pacific."

Whose trust and confidence exactly do they want to restore? Methinks the answer must be...the party (***thinking out loud while scratching my head***).
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