HONG KONG (AP) - A flight attendant who has involved in a strike in January has been
fired for allegedly stealing food and reading material from a plane, Cathay Pacific
Airways said May 26.
Courtney Chong was found to be in possession of the items last week after arriving
in Singapore, said Nick Rhodes, Public Affairs Manager of the Hong Kong airline.
Chong, Deputy Head of the flight attendants' Union, was chief purser on the Cathay
Pacific flight, he said.
The dismissal came a week before union leadership elections. Rhodes said the timing
was "unfortunate," but denied there was any connection.