Sunday, December 28, 2008

Hong Kong flights caught in staff bonus rift

Sri Lankan News.NetSunday 28th December, 2008
Hong Kong airline flights were severely affected on the weekend when more than 500 airport ground staff walked off the job.The staff members were striking over a cut in their annual bonus. While the strike lasted for only three hours on Saturday, major delays occurred, affecting 83 flights.Some passengers complained they had to wait for at least two hours to collect their bags.The industrial action took place when an airport based company refused to drop their decision to scrap the annual performance-based bonus for their 3,000 staff.The bonus had normally meant another one month's salary to recipients.Some workers said as the company had made a good profit during the year, it was unfair to cut the bonus simply because of worry about the upcoming economic situation.

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