A reliable source has informed us TF quoted “MAS Cabin Crew are spoil brat and very demanding”.
Are you, MAS Cabin Crew? If making a comparison with so many other 5 star airlines, both MAS pilot and cabin crew are still the lowest paid in terms of their total “take home wages”.
What TF did not realize is that MAS is a union-based airlines unlike Air Asia is anti-union based airlines similar to the practice adopted by Ryanair.
A union-based airlines provide the avenue for addressing the welfare and the rights of its employees. The difference between a unionize airlines and a non-unionize airlines is the terms and conditions that set between the union and the airlines for the employees including the payment conditions are always adhered by the company.
The non-unionize airlines are unreliable and can even change its terms and conditions at anytime without consulting the employees because there is no union governing the employees’ rights.
We believe the Air Asia cabin crew are being abused of their pay. According to our reliable source, a supervisor cabin crew is paid RM14 + RM14 per hour provided if he/she has no sick leave for the whole month.
If the monthly flying hours for Air Asia cabin crew is 100 hours per month, the supervisor cabin crew would have taken home :
RM2,800 (RM14 + RM14 = RM28 per hour) +basic salary of RM1000 approximately = RM3,800 per month.
BUT……if you have submitted a one day sick leave, you would only take home RM1,400 (RM14 per hour) + RM1000 = RM2,800 after discounted from half of RM28 per hour.
If you have taken another sick leave adding to the first sick leave (2 days sick leave), the company would discount another 50% of RM14 making it RM7 per hour. So if a crewmember has 100 flying hours with 2 days sick leave, he/she would be pay of RM7 x 100 hours = RM700 + (basic salary) RM1000 = RM1,700.
We believe, if Air Asia crewmember has submitted more than 4 days sick leave, he/she would only take home with the basic salary.
We all believe such malpractice is both condoned by the management of Air Asia and the ex-governmental cronies to exploit the Malaysians’ rights. If this is true, it is even wrong practice being condoned by the current government of Malaysia.