This is so absurd!
They are already among the best paid pilots in the world....oh this is totally shameless. They are suppose to have a passion and love for flying but all we see is greed for more money. Nobody in Singapore has the right to demand higher pay....can the poorly paid cleaner ask for higher pay? Can bus drivers award themselves pay hikes? Who do these pilots think they are! Their overdeveloped sense of entitlement is so so outrageous and unjustifiable, just because they belong to the most profitable airlines in the world doesn't mean they deserve more because it is the collective effort of countless other employees (stewardess, ticketing staff, baggage handlers etc) that brought about this success.
The pilots are asking to be paid more for A380 because they are responsible for more people. Are they trying to hold us hostage in their negotiation for higher pay? We all know that the plane will crash and sink into the ocean if it is piloted by incompetent people. However to use this to justify their pay hike is so underhanded because we have no alternative source for pilots other than the Alpa-S union. While the pilots claim to be underpaid and making a painful sacrifice to be in SIA, the turnover rate of 1% shows that this is not the case....contrary to their claims, they can't do better else where.
If they continue to make unreasonable demands, you can be sure that our esteeemed MM Lee will step in and crush them just like he did their former colleague Ryan Goh. People who ask for unreasonable pay hikes deserve to be fired, humiliated and banished. Singaporeans are so lucky to have a dedicated MM who will see that justice is done.