10-Mar-2011 10:19 AM

Cathay Pacific flight attendants seek to stop overnight stays in Saudi Arabia

Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union general secretary Tsang Kwok Fung urged the airline to stop overnight crew stays in Riyadh over fears for the safety of female staff (AFP, 09-Mar-2011). The concerns follow a series of incidents experienced by cabin crew in recent months. The union has called for overnight stops to be moved to Dubai, although the union stated it is yet to receive a "positive response" from management. Cathay Pacific sated it is "taking this very seriously and are monitoring the situation closely to ensure that all crew are safe and well taken care of".

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