PETALING JAYA: The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) has criticised Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) for announcing that it will have a uniform makeover for its staff.
In a statement issued today, Nufam said the change in uniform would be a “huge waste of money” that the company could put to better use in the future.
“Why the haste in changing MAB’s image? Why waste millions on new uniforms when the current uniforms have become a badge and image that is known worldwide?” Nufam asked in the statement.
“This is another waste of money that could be saved and used for the good of the company’s future.”
Nufam added that the new uniform which carries the Farah Khan brand would not necessarily mean progress for MAB and instead the management should prioritise compensating the 6,000 staff they had fired last year in a downsizing exercise.
“The compensation for employees who were let go has not been paid but they (MAB) can spend on other things that cost hundreds of thousands of ringgit. This is illogical and unfair.
“We have been urging the government to rectify MAB’s internal issues, yet it has not even been a year and they are talking about changing the uniforms and other things. This does not make sense!”