Cathay pilots to work contractual hours only as pay talks break down

Their saying no to additional shifts raises prospect of delays, cancellations in run-up to busy Christmas season

Hong Kong

PILOTS of Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific were due to start work-to-rule action on Thursday after long-running pay talks broke down, raising the prospect of delays and cancellations in the run-up to Christmas. Union leaders announced the move - which will see pilots work only their contractual hours - as the latest round of negotiations with airline management over pay and working hours failed.

"It is unfortunate that a year of negotiations has brought us to this point," said Chris...

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