Embassy News
 Arts & Living
 Travel & Hotel
 Medical Tourism New
 Letters to Editor
 Photo Gallery
 News Media Link
 TV Schedule Link
 News English
 Hospitals & Clinics
 Flea Market
 Moving & Packaging
 Religious Service
 Korean Classes
 Korean Weather
 Real Estate
 Home Stay
 Room Mate
 English Teaching
 Job Offered/Wanted
 Hotel Lounge
 Foreign Exchanges
 Korean Stock
 Business Center
 PR & Ads
 Arts & Performances
 Restaurants & Bars
 Tour & Travel
 Shopping Guide
 Foreign Missions
 Community Groups
 Foreign Workers
 Useful Services
 ST Banner Exchange
Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-Ho Sued for Insulting, Defaming His Own Pilots
S. Korea's 1,400 Pilots Wants Cho to Be Punished
Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-Ho

Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-Ho was sued by its own 800 pilots for defaming the pilots in his SNS comments, South Korea's Yonhap News and mass-circulation daily ChoongAng Ilbo reported on May 4, 2016.

They reported that labor union of the pilots filed a law suit against their own chairman, claiming that Chairman Cho ridiculed their's daily work. The law suit of contempt and defamation was filed to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office.

"Our honor was defamed and we were insulted by Chairman Cho's SNS comment," the labor union was quoted as saying.

The news report went on, saying Cho
insulted and defamed the pilot by his comments in which he voiced displeasure with his pilots demanding improvement of working conditions.

On March 13, 2016 Korean Air chairman posted a comment on his Facebook page, saying "What pilots have to do is just to decide to go or not to go, ... Flying is done by autopilot, and the flying is easier than driving a car."

Cho was quoted as saying "Only in case of an emergency do we need pilots. You (pilots) are exaggerating too much."

Cho's comment was made in response to an earlier online post by one of Korean Air's pilots.

The pilot detailed grueling procedures he has to go through before going into his cockpit.

The South Korean national flag carrier and its pilots have long been in feud over wage negotiation and overall working conditions.

The other 600 pilots of Asia Airline, Jin Air, and Jeju Air joined forces in Koran Air's pilots law suit against Cho, saying the government punish Cho for his insulting the pilots.

The 1,400 pilots were demanding that the government punish Cho for his defamation and contempt of nation's pilots.

Related Articles
    Korean Air's B747-400 Nosedives 100 Meters
    Korean Air to Order 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners
    “We Will Blow Off a Korean Airliner”
    Korean Air Sues Government for Taiwan Flights
    Korean Air Takes Off Daily to Hainan in Dec.
    Korean Air Pilots Resolve to Go on Strike
    Korean Air CEO Receives France's Top Honor
    Korean Air Flies to Prague, the Pearl of Europe
    Korean Air Adopts Boeing's Connexion Internet
    Korean Air Expands Cargo Service in Europe
    Korean Air Chooses EADS Sogerma Services






The Seoul Times Shinheungro 25-gil 2-6 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04337 (ZC)
Office: 82-10-6606-6188
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company  ST Banner Exchange