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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at HKG. Local CWA #29026

Message from your Local Council (May 05, 2020)

Council 26 - HKG Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 05/28/2020
Time: 11:00am HKT
Location: LOCAL Zoom™ Meeting
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Agenda: AGENDA

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  •  011-852-2377-3162
  •  011-852-2109-1217
  •  CWA Local #29026
  • AFA Council 26
    Level 20, Infinitus Plaza
    199 Des Voeux Road Central
    Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
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Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson

LEC President
Ruby Arcalas

Ruby Arcalas

LEC Vice President
Craig Wiles

Craig Wiles

LEC Secretary
Mary Knight

Mary Knight

Council Representative
Tak Sy

Take Sy

Council Representative

Message from your Local Council (May 05, 2020)

Dear Council 26,

This morning we received a company email from John Slater and messages from Greg Hart and Kate Gebo in United Daily. Neither of these communications brought good news but they also did not bring unexpected news.

Over the past several months we have been reading the dire business journals, social media commentaries  and travel industry blogs. We have listened to disheartening news reports and even our own internal United communications . The recent United Town Hall broadcast explained the challenges we face as a result of this worldwide pandemic, Covid-19. All these reports tell us our industry is in for a serious fight to survive and the airlines will have to make difficult decisions and take drastic cost cutting measures to get through the remainder of 2020 and still be in business in 2021.

We all acknowledge that there are hard times coming and we will be a smaller airline come October 1st. We have anxiety and fears about how we as a base will be affected, how are families will be affected and what will happen to the industry we serve and love.

AFA has not received any information on base closures at this time nor any information that pertains specifically to  Hong Kong. We have a Collective Bargaining Agreement that must and will be upheld. I am dedicated to advocating  for the needs of our base and I continue to monitor the situation as it develops. We have a stellar Local Council Team! Ruby, Craig, Kyle and myself  do our best to keep you informed with all the information we have and it changes daily . 

It is important right now that we steer away from rumor and guessing our plight. It is unknown what the next weeks and months will bring. Special Colas continue , voluntary furloughs and early retirement are all avenues to save jobs. The traveling public may regain the confidence to fly as the "shelter in place" guidelines change all over the world.

It's a stressful time for all of us. We are going to have to stand together and support  and care for one another. Stay safe!

In Solidarity,




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