kiowa wrote:LTU330 wrote:vfw614 wrote:The general feeling is that 200 pilots at the top of the seniority ladder with extremely high salaries (a result of a merger a decade ago) are killing off the chance for 7.800 colleagues to stay in employment - colleagues without whom they would have been unable to work for airberlin in the past decade. It is human to be egoistic in such a situation, but you cannot realistically expect that the general public has a grain of sympathy for them.
....................exactly ! Maybe Air Berlin should have terminated all those contracts back then and after one year they could take the new contract or leave. I changed over to a new contract already which is a new one created to merge the old LTU one and Air Berlin one (in Maintenance). Still we work 2.5 hours per week less than those who joined on Air Berlin contracts (which is ridiculous in my opinion), but other than that the money is the same, that means (not now due to this disaster) my pay dropped around 300 Euro per month, but it is/was a job. Funny how we have that but not the Pilots on old LTU contracts !
There again is blame on management in your own words. They are at fault for not changing contracts. Why is it that some professions are expected to look out for themselves first and other professions are considered evil when they do the same?
The blame for the contracts is on the managers, however these old LTU Captains have been on the gravy train because contracts were not changed. Now at the worst possible time they are going sick to probably attend interviews with QR and U2. If it is found that any single one of those people went to an interview whilst off sick they can and will be taken to court. They, with their selfish actions caused misery for thousands of passengers, and untold harm to their 7800 colleagues. No other group of Air Berlin employees is looking out for themselves at the moment, and don't think this is a general Pilot bashing, it is about 200 particular people, and today around 150, maybe less (hopefully) if they read and digested the letter from the CEO last night.