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17 Sep 2010

Leong Sze Hian, New Paper [Singapore]

SIA stewardesses have to quit if pregnant [Singapore]

I refer to media reports that female flight crew of Singapore Airlines (SIA) may finally get maternity benefits when their services are terminated because of pregnancy...The president of the Singapore Airlines Staff Union was quoted as saying that on average, about 20 Singapore Girls become pregnant every month. Does this mean that thousands of young women have lost their jobs without any compensation over the years?...Even if the proposal to compensate them with four months’ paid maternity leave is approved by SIA, it does not address the fundamental discriminatory issue – that of terminating the services of Singapore Girls when they become pregnant.