Unions Target Cathay Pacific Airline in Hong Kong Protest
Thursday, 29 August 2019 10:20 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees apparently because of links to this summer's ongoing pro-democracy protests.

A banner behind a stage in a central public square read œRevoke termination and œStop terrorizing CX staff, referring to the airline by its code.

Cathay has confirmed the dismissal of several employees in the past two weeks. It has said given various reasons, such as a pilot who misused company information or another who is in legal proceedings, without mentioning the protests. One Cathay pilot was charged with rioting during a protest.

Chinese aviation authorities have pressured Cathay by banning staff from mainland flights if they support œillegal protests. China's central government has been sharply critical of the protests in the semi-autonomous territory.

Source : VOA

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