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SIA Retrenches Staff and Pilots

Old 12th Sep 2020, 01:19
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SIA Retrenches Staff and Pilots

Retrenched SIA staff get one month’s pay for every year of service, capped at 25 months
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 08:13
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SIA RETRENCHMENT

Unfortunately it has begun . It is a very sad time indeed.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 00:48
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Is there any information on future fleet size, capacity reduction and pilot/cabin crew reduction in numbers?
The article only mentions 30 cabin crew, which seems a very low number.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 02:54
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Monday they started with the Employment pass holders . More to come im sure .
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 15:07
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Monday they started with the Employment pass holders . More to come im sure .
Are you talking about all expat pilots at Scoot and possibly SIA and/or Silk if still has any non-local or PR there?
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 00:36
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The foreign pilots have all been let go as I understand that to be. The internal conflict now arises between the Permanent residents ( some of which have served 20 plus years ) and the Nationals . Unfortunately ALPA S ,as usual , has been keeping their cards close to their chest .
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 06:01
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There are no "expat" pilots left in the SIA group, they were done away with a number of years ago. There are basically three types of employee:

1. Locals, or Singapore citizens.
2. Permanent residents or non citizens who can live in Singapore with out a time limit and work for anyone they like.
3. Foreigners employed in a specific position with a permit for a set duration and a single employer.

#3 is usually the one that gets let go first.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 09:45
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Gone

Exactly - as of Monday category 3 have all been retrenched .
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 23:37
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Currently about half of the cadet Pilots have been let go and the rest will be once their training is complete. This gives a small pool that can be called on should there be the need.

The limited flying currently being undertaken is mostly using the B787 or A350. The A330 and B772 ER are on their way out within a year. The other B777s are too big and the A380 is too big and too expensive for current demand.

Previously, an expat was someone employed for a defined period on a contract which might be renewed subject to need. Various allowances and perks were given over those enjoyed by pilots on local terms in order to attract talent and compensate for lack of job security.

Expats are increasingly rare in Singapore as the country has developed and doesn’t need to pay a premium for hardship living. Typically they are more likely to be found in the financial field. Foreigners are generally paid the same as locals now.

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