Good morning and welcome to Thursday. Commentator Steve Vines will be back at 10.10 with his regular look between the lines. Join him on Facebook live. After 11.30, MB vet Dr. David Gething will be with us. We had an email yesterday from a listener about CBD (canabidiol) products in pet care, so that’s where we will start. And, at 12.10 we’re off to Venice to catch up with our Thursday wine expert JC Viens. It will be audio only again, as October early mornings in Burano are getting dark and cold. There’s nothing to see (apart from JC wrapped in a duvet).
On Thursday's Backchat: What are the implications of the mass sackings at Cathay Pacific and closure of its Cathay Dragon subsidiary? Will this pave the way for more layoffs in other industries? What should the government be doing to help? And with air travel unlikely to rebound any time soon, where can those impacted look for new jobs?
Let us know your thoughts, you can leave us a message on our Facebook Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com or give us a call on 23388266.
Cathay Pacific has confirmed that 8,500 jobs will be cut, about a quarter of its total global staff, and its regional subsidiary Cathay Dragon will stop operating from Wednesday. The job cuts will see 5,300 Hong Kong based staff made redundant. A further 600 staff based overseas may also be affected subject to local regulations. Cathay will ask regulators to allow it to move the majority of Cathay Dragon's routes, most of which are to mainland or regional destinations, to Cathay Pacific or its HK Express subsidiary.
On Thursday’s Money Talk, we’re joined by personal wealth advisor, Enzio von Pfeil and Alex Frew McMillan, Writer at Dragonfly Media. With a view from Taiwan is Ross Feingold, Business Development Director at SafePro Group.
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