Statement on Hong Kong Disruption Plan by Tony Tyler
03 Jul 2001
- Safety must always be the top priority of any airline and aircrew. The AOA clearly undermines itself and professional pilots generally when it uses safety as a blunt club in an industrial action. Cockpits -- and flight manuals -- are no place for trade union activity. The Hong Kong public will see the union's document for what it is, a plan to disrupt Hong Kong's major airline and the Hong Kong tourism industry.
- The detailed 27-page document offers recommendations on how to interpret the airline's Operations Manuals in order to cause maximum flight delays.
- If only the union had invested as much time in negotiations as it did in preparing this document, we could have reached an amicable settlement by now.