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Operating pressures strain SIA-pilots relations

It took years to mend ties, but operating pressures are once again putting a strain on relations between Singapore Airlines and its pilots' union. Both sides, in a deadlock over pay and working conditions, are headed to the Industrial Arbitration Court in the coming weeks.

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It's been 15 years since the big showdown at the Istana.

Tensions were high between Singapore Airlines' (SIA) top brass and the Air Line Pilots Association - Singapore (Alpa-S).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2018, with the headline Operating pressures strain SIA-pilots relations. Subscribe