Vref From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 77 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
I was wondering if someone could answer a few questions for me.
Have any of the 53 pilots that were fired been re-hired?
Does it look like they will ever be re-hired?
Have any of the fired found new employment?
How many pilots have been hired since the hiring ban from your union?
How many internal pilots received upgrades as a result of the departure of the 53?
Remember! She will fly over gross but not out of gas!
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
I found it interesting when I heard Canadian pilots being interviewed by Cathay Pacific given what was happening there. I am also interested in finding out what has developed recently, and what is expected to happen with pilots at Cathay.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
B-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
I think it is a reasonable assumption to make that because of the union's industrial action, management 'lost confidence' in them - thus it is not surprising that a high percentage of the union committee were among them.
If the Cathay pilots want sympathy, don't come to me. If you book CX and end up on say Air China, you wouldn't be very happy either. As far as I'm concerned, this is a result of the pilots' action and not management.
After all, secondary school teachers in New Zealand are fighting for a pay rise to about NZ$35000 base salary. Don't expect me to feel sorry for pilots who earn considerably more than this as well as fringe benefits.