03 Aug '17, 2pm

SIA introduces voluntary no-pay leave for cabin crew

SINGAPORE — National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) is asking its cabin crew to go on voluntary no-pay leave (VNPL) for a period of three months starting in September to address a “temporary crew surplus situation”. While the scheme was last rolled out during the global financial crisis in 2009, the flag carrier intends to offer it “from time to time, going forward” to enable the airline to be “more flexible and nimble in managing crew resources”, an SIA spokesperson told TODAY. SIA employs about 14,800 staff, of which 8,200 are cabin crew. SIA Group, including SIA Engineering, SilkAir, SIA Cargo, Scoot and other subsidiaries, employ about 25,800 people. The airline said the nature of its business is such that it may encounter short-term periods of manpower surplus or deficits at specific ranks as its network expands and contracts, depending on peak or lean travel season...

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