SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd 0293.HK said on Wednesday it welcomed all employee ideas to get it through the pandemic after pilots pushing to be included in restructuring talks ran a newspaper advertisement to drum up public support.

FILE PHOTO: Cathay Pacific Airways planes are seen at the Hong Kong International Airport, China September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association (HKAOA) is facing a loss of relevance as its key agreements with Cathay expire next month, meaning the airline would no longer recognise the union’s representation.

HKAOA General Secretary Chris Beebe told Reuters the union had been served with termination notices in July that took effect in three months, confirming an earlier report in the South China Morning Post. Cathay declined to comment.

The airline this month declined to apply for more government employment subsidies for its main business units, freeing

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