Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union
CPAFAU is affiliated with KAFAA, HKFAA, HKCTU, and ITF. http://www.cpafau.org.hk
The Peninsula Moon Cake半島酒店月餅 Dear Members, FAU now have a special offer for Peninsula Moon Cakes: 1. Mini Egg Custard moon cakes (8 pcs per box) 迷你奶黃月餅 (8個裝) at HK$305.- per box. 2. Mini Assorted moon cakes (4 pcs each of Mini Egg Custard moon cake & 4 pcs Mini Golden Lotus Seed Paste moon cake with Yolk) (4個迷你奶黃 + 4個迷你蛋黃蓮蓉) at HK$330.- per box. Details for Ordering: 1. Each Member may purchase up to 10 boxes of moon cake. 2. Member should place the order at FAU office in person. NO telephone or email order is accepted; 3. Full payment in cash when placing the order; 4. Deadline of Order : 19 June 2018 (Tuesday); 5. Order on first-come-first-serve basis; 6. HKD50 will be charged for any additional order (10 boxes in total under one member’s name); 7. Any change of orders or Cancellation will not be accepted; 8. For any “Unsuccessful Order”, we will notify Member before 20 July 2018 through telephone or email. Moon cakes will be available for redemption upon presentation of the voucher (s): Redemption Point : Auditorium, Rotunda 2, 3/F., KITEC, 1 Trademark Drive, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon 換領地點 : 九龍灣展貿徑1號, 九龍灣國際展貿中心3 樓展覽廳2 Redemption Period : 6 to 13 September 2018, (10:00 – 20:00) 換領日期 : 2018年 9月6至13日, 上午10時至晚上8時 * FAU reserves the right to interpret and alternate the above rules and conditions. Yours in SOLIDARITY FAU Together Everyone Achieves More https://www.facebook.com/faucpa/photos/a.584703378243268.1073741828.583671955013077/1738944666152461/?type=3
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Dear Members, Below is the email from ISD regarding the removal of mailbox in CXC. We will bring up the issue in the ISD meeting tomorrow. Please stay tune with the update. ================== Dear ExCo, Thank you for your message. We do appreciate the sentiments that have been expressed by certain factions of the crew community on this issue. Removal of the mailboxes will allow us to make more efficient use of space at CX City and design a better environment for our crew in the area currently being occupied by the mailboxes. We must look at these options given our increasing staff numbers. Let’s talk about this further next week and we can share further plans and understand how we can address the crew sentiment. Regards, Ed
FAU AGM 11 May 2018 Dear Members, Are you ready for the AGM tomorrow? This year, the venue of AGM will be held at Paramount Int'l Banquet Hall, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay. Kindly note that FAU have arranged free shuttle bus from Kowloon Bay MTR station to Banquet venue every 15 minutes between 16:45 to 18:45, that means the last shuttle bus from Kowloon Bay MTR station will depart at 18:45 sharp. For the location of the shuttle bus stop, please find the below map with details for your kind reference. Members who will attend the dinner, please remember to bring your AGM ticket and be at the venue on time, without tickets will be denied entry. We are looking forward to see how HOT you are for the Amazing Summer Night! CHEERS! Yours in SOLIDARITY FAU Together Everyone Achieves More https://www.facebook.com/faucpa/photos/a.584703378243268.1073741828.583671955013077/1712231488823779/?type=3
Dear Members, We are happy to show you our new platform: *FAU official Instagram* The account name is CPAFAU. Come and follow us on Instagram now! In order to celebrate the opening of the official IG, we would hold a game in our AGM dinner. For the one who get the most “Like” with the picture posted, he/she will get the great prize: ＜La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream＞ Other prizes includes Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum and Valentino’s perfume. Aren’t they very appealing? How to enroll the game? 1- Follow FAU Instagram account (CPAFAU) 2- Take a picture in your “Summer Festival” themed costumes in the AGM dinner 3- Post it onto your own Instagram. Tag CPAFAU and also #CPAFAU 4- Just ask you friends to LIKE it! It’s easy and fun! Don’t miss the chance to win the attractive prizes! And most important, can’t wait to see you all on Friday!
Dear Members, for the issue on the removal of Cabin Crew's mailboxes. FAU has just sent in our objection to ISD in this regard. Please refer to the following email to GMIS for details. ============================================== Dear Ed, We understand that ISD had engaged CCG in some discussion on the removal of Cabin Crew’s mailboxes recently. There have been strong sentiments shared in the group. The content of discussion has been widely spread and has caused great concerns among the crew community. After all, the reasons of going green, paperless and environmental friendly is truly not convincing. Our Members deeply feel that the reasons given are far from reasonable and acceptable. The work nature of Cabin Crew is already unstable enough, especially nowadays there are a lot of discouragement due to circumstances that happened with the Company since last year. It has never been easy to create a sense of belonging, attachment and engagement with the Company. Mailbox is merely the only place which allows us a way to maintain contact with our colleague. It is also a symbol of our status being part of Cathay Pacific. In Union's perspective, we do wonder the direction would be considered by our Management. Indeed, we find it difficult to identify the conflict between going green and paperless while keeping the mailboxes for our Cabin Crew. If the removal of mailboxes is really under your consideration now, we would urge you to drop this direction. In here, FAU firmly raise our objection to you in this regard. FAU strongly views this move would further demolish the morale and loyalty of our Cabin Crew community in which ISD must try hard to avoid, especially under current atmosphere. We hope you will not fail your people and bring us another disappointment. Best regards. FAU ExCo
Dear Members, AGM tickets are running out soon! The theme of the dinner is “Amazing Summer Carnival”. It is the chance to gather with your friends and enjoy the party games. Also, you will be surprised by the presents we have chosen for the lucky draw, including iPad Pro, Dyson, Apple Watch and other famous brands! So, come and join us that night! Let’s put on your fantastic summer attires and enjoy the summer time with us! Ticket distribution will last till 4 May (Friday). More details please refer to FAU Facebook page.
Dear Members, It has been a week since the operation of the new retrofit of 3-4-3 seat pairing on our 777 fleets. With an increase of the aircraft capacity to carry more passengers inflight, this simply means an increased Crew-to-Pax ratio and a longer time for service. Not only a greater burden on workload of Crew Members is anticipated, but more, it would be on the passenger side that they might have to wait longer until a Crew Member can attend to them in the service delivery. Together with other issues such as the luggage problem due to the insufficient overhead compartments for stowing more passengers’ bags and the inefficiency in the replenishment of entrees and drinks during service. All of which in real-hand practice deserve a review for the best of both passengers and operating crew, and ISD should be informed in this regard. We have to emphasise that Manpower is always our priority concern. Cabin Crew are not robots and it is merely non-sense to come with the “Can-Do” spirit on such a difficulty in real operations. Most importantly, we value each of our passengers, and the quality of service shall not be compromised with any deficiency originated from the design of the aircrafts. Hence, we need all of you to speak out for yourself. In any chance you experience any impracticality and difficulty on the new retrofit aircrafts which require an improvement, please do not hesitate to send your valuable feedbacks to ISD#CXSERVICE and ISD#TECH, meanwhile CC email@example.com. We can make a difference! Thank you.
"Notice of 2018 AGM Dinner Ticket Collection". Dear Members, FAU 2018 AGM & Dinner will be held on 11 May 2018 (Friday) at Paramount International Banquet Hall, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon. Distribution of AGM dinner tickets will be commenced from 18th April 2018. A refundable deposit of $1,000 for each ticket is required in order to avoid any no show or wastage. Deposit shall be paid in "CASH" only. Following rules applied for AGM dinner tickets: 1. Tickets shall be collected on or before 4th May 2018 12:00 noon at FAU office in person (first-come-first-serve). No telephone or email reservation to be accepted. 2. Every fully paid-up Member is eligible to collect three more tickets for another Member. Copies of CXID of all parties are required upon ticket collection. 3. One ticket is for one Member only. No companion is allowed. Non-member is strictly prohibited. 4. AGM Dinner Ticket is Non-transferrable. 5. $500 administration fee will be charged if you wish to refund your collected tickets. Member is required to bring their ticket for refund at FAU office in person. Refund of tickets shall be made on or before 4th May. 6. Members shall bring along their own ticket to the AGM dinner. Members without tickets will be denied entry. i. Ticket stub (1) shall be handed to reception upon registration before 7:00 pm on 11th May 2018 in order to enroll for the lucky draw. Late entries will not be accepted. Prize for lucky draw must be claimed in person. ii. Ticket stub (2) for "Deposit Refund". It will be conducted at the registration counter. Identity proof with photo is required for identification. 7. Deposit will be confiscated for No Show. 8. Table is set for 12 persons. Banquet venue holds the right to charge the concerned Member for $2,000 per head (FAU will not bear the charge). Please be seated according to table number indicated in the ticket. 9. Request of Vegetarian meal shall be made with FAU Office on or before 4th May 2018. Ad hoc request will not be entertained and Member will be responsible for the meal charges. FAU ExCo Yours in SOLIDARITY FAU Together Everyone Achieves More
Dear Members, Please be informed that Kenneth KWOK will take up the vacancy of Vice-Chairperson of FAU effective from 16 April 2018 after the ballot within the ExCo team. Kenneth joined FAU as an ExCo in May 2017, he is willing to learn and has been putting so much effort on Union’s duties. Despite the fact that Kenneth is a BC, he is very vocal and has strong communication skills. The ExCo team has confidence that he will perform very efficiently as Vice-Chairperson. Let us all support Kenneth as we always support FAU. Best Regards, FAU ExCo
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Dear Members, I am writing to inform you that I will be resigning from FAU immediately as of April 10. It has been a very meaningful journey working as a Vice Chairperson of the Union. Unfortunately due to personal health condition, I would like to excuse myself from Union work. My continuous support to the Union will never end, and here I would like to wish the Union a stronger and brighter future. United we stand! Kind regards, SILVIA BUT ************************************************************************* Dear members, I am writing this email to inform you that I have resigned from FAU as an executive committee, due to personal reason, effected on 10 April. It has been a memorable journey working alongside with a remarkable team, and I hope to see more new faces when the next election comes next year. The together we stand, the more we achieve. Best regards, Cherry Kwong FAU Together Everyone Achieves More
Dear members, FAU has received numerous of enquiries regarding the disapproval of their swaps due to ULRO requirements. According to CAD 188.8.131.52 - "immediately prior to a Rostered Duty cycle containing a ULRO which is greater than 16 hours in sector time(i.e. block hour is 16:01 or more), Cabin Crew will receive a period of not less than 2 days off prior the scheduled ULRO". This would means that if your flight duty ex-HKG has a scheduled sector time greater than 16 hours(i.e.block hour is 16:01 or more) , you are required to have 2 Gs before the flight. For ex-outport, 2 outport Gs is required if sector time is greater than 16 hours(i.e. block hour is 16:01 or more) on return sector. Based on point 184.108.40.206 - "On completion of a ULRO duty cycle with either sector ex-HKG or ex-outport is greater than 16(i.e.block hour is 16:01 or more) a recovery period of 4G should be followed when return home base". This is the reason of why some ULRO swaps were being disapproved because the scheduled sector time ex-HKG for some flights been adjusted in which is greater than 16 hours (i.e.block hour is 16:01 or more). Therefore, 2 Gs before and 4 Gs after is required to fullfill the CAD requirement. In here, we encourage our members to send email to ISD#ENQ and FOP#HELP, and cc FAU if you're still in doubt. Please bear mind that all timing mentioned here is based on "SCHEDULED" sector time. It's nothing related to ACTUAL sector time. Thank you for your attention.
Dear Members, In March we received emails from Members about the NRT allowance discrepancy. In Port & Route it states that NRT hotel has offered a special rate breakfast at JPN¥1000. However, the crew only received JPN¥800 as breakfast allowance. Therefore, FAU immediately brought this up in the meeting with ISD for clarification. ISD admitted that there is a discrepancy & confirmed that all affected crew will be reimbursed the difference (i.e. those who had operated NRT flight from 1 - 8 March 2018 and had received the breakfast allowance during the layover). The reimbursement will be paid in March salary. We appreciated our Members’ alertness and hope this reporting habit can continue. Thank you.
Dear Members, Outport Allowance review is carried out each year in February and August. In October 2017, your ExCo revealed that the allowance in ORD (Chicago) Hotel was not paid according to the Outport Allowance Agreement, 28.8% (5-day pattern) discrepancy has occurred. ISD explained that they were NOT informed by the hotel that the restaurant menu was updated, therefore there was a discrepancy. Finally when ORD allowance was reviewed in February, the discrepancy of allowance was resolved. At the same time, FAU received some feedbacks from our Members that the breakfast allowance in Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel is different from the actual price that is charged to the crew. According to “Port & Hotel Info” on IntraCX, “A special rate of JPY1,250 inclusive of tax and gratuities for the American breakfast set plate at 'Pergola' Restaurant.” However, crew members were told by hotel staff that only breakfast buffet is available and 20% discount will be offered. However, there is no reply from ISD yet. Now, we need your help to cross check with the hotel if you will to stay in this hotel in the coming future. FAU would like to share with our Members that everyone can monitor and safeguard our allowance, please continue to report any discrepancy of allowance if you found any. *According to the agreement signed in 2015, meal allowance is paid based on the menu of Cabin Crew hotel medium priced Western style restaurant. If no medium restaurant exists in the hotel then the prices are based on the most expensive hotel coffee shop prices or the lower end of the top class hotel restaurant (if one exists). Please refer to FAU Website or logbook for more details. Thank you.