主持人：Jim Gould and Danny Gittings
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On Thursday’s Backchat we’re talking about the sacking of Cathay cabin crew who were apparently caught on tape disparaging a mainland passenger. An audio clip that has sparked outrage on mainland social media contains what seems to be a conversation between cabin crew poking fun at a passenger who asked for a 'carpet' instead of a 'blanket' in English. The airline has repeatedly apologised for the incident, and swiftly sacked three staff members. Chief Executive John Lee has expressed dismay at the apparent discrimination -- saying the incident was 'vile', and that it has damaged Hong Kong's reputation for being respectful, courteous and inclusive. Is bias and discrimination a widespread problem in the service industry? Or is this an isolated case? How welcoming is our service industry to our guests and customers? After 9:45, we’ll talk about the Cheung Chau Bun Festival that will take place on Friday. Let us know what you think. You can leave a message here on our Facebook page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 23388266.
9:00am-9:45am: Alleged discrimination on a Hong Kong-bound flight
9:00am-9:15am: Ricky Chu, Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission
9:15am-9:30am: Sunny Lam, Associate Professor, School of Arts and Social Science, Hong Kong Metropolitan University
9:30am-9:45am: Luwei Rose Luqui, Associate Professor and Associate Head, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
9:30am-9:45am: Becky Kwan, Former Chairwoman of the Hong Kong airline's Flight Attendant Union
9:45am-10:00am: Cheung Chau Bun Festival
9:45am-10:00am: Robert O'Brien, Cheung Chau-based artist and Owner of O'Brien Studio
主持人：Jim Gould and Danny Gittings
9:00am - 9:45am: Medical Recruitment Day in London
9:00am - 9:30am - PHONE - Dr. Ivan Hung, Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU
9:00am - 9:30am - PHONE - Alex Lam, Chairman of Hong Kong Patient’s Voices
9:30am - 9:45am - PHONE - Dr. David Lam, Legislative Council Member of the Medical and Health Sector
9:45 am - 10:00 am: Castaway Pets
9:45am - 10:00am - PHONE - Karina O’Carroll, Animals Asia’s Animal Welfare Education Manager
On today’s programme, we’re talking about a campaign to attract medical staff from overseas to work in Hong Kong -- beginning with the United Kingdom this coming weekend.
The Hospital Authority is sending a delegation to certain medical colleges in the UK, where many Hong Kong students are studying, in the hope of addressing a current shortage of medical personnel at home.
And the HA Chief Executive, Tony Ko, will attend an event held by the Hong Kong Medical Society of the United Kingdom on Saturday in London to explain details of how overseas doctors could practise in the SAR. The next day there'll be a recruitment day for medical students, interns, and trainees as well as specialists.
After 9:45, we’re going to be talking about an adoption programme for abandoned exotic pets, including lizards, geckos and turtles.
Let us know what you think on our Facebook page, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at email@example.com, or give us a call on 233 88 266.