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Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Thu May 23, 2002 9:19 pm

http://www.torontostar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1022104960432&call_page=TS_Business&call_pageid=968350072197&call_pagepath=Business/News

The reason will be announced at the grand opening why he prefers non-experienced F/A's. Good luck to everyone with there future endeavours.
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Thu May 23, 2002 10:45 pm

I didn't know you needed a college degree to be an F/A I thought you just had to go to a F/A school?
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 12:10 am

He didnt call back any of the senior FA's because they were all pro union, if the were brought back they would work less for more money, and would unionize right away, not a way to run a low cost airline....good for him!
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 2:02 am

I agree with Slawko.

Michel Leblanc is the boss.....he can hire who he wants. If he feels that the pro-union FA's were a detriment to cost efficiency, then he should exclude him. More power to him.

Not just Canadian MD-80's......but NON-UNION Canadian MD-80's. I'm salivating!

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 2:28 am

Don't you mean MD aparatuses 83's Neil? C'mon, get with it man!!!

ML isn't doing anything illegal here, he is the boss, but it does leave a bad feeling when he does that by excluding former staff who worked hard at his airline, and up until very recently, were a part of the plan. There was a pot of money for him if he were to hire former airline staff, but I guess the bean counters weighed the pros and cons and decided it would be cheaper to have brand new workers.

However, there's a problem that I can see. He is only hiring bilingual, college grad f/a's though. Hmmmm, when you ask for too much, you'll end up paying for it! These seem to be highly qualified people for being f/a's. Why does he want so many requirements? Don't you think they will be demanding more very soon? If you want more, you have to pay more, that's all there is to it.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 2:29 am

By starting fresh, he manages to avoid a problem that has plagued other low-cost carriers using mainline people. He gets to create an entirely new corporate culture, without inheriting workplace politics and other cumbersome baggage from Royal or C3.

I suspect Air Canada has the same thing in mind with its efforts to start Zip with brand-new front-line staff.

 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 6:36 am

Is that the best they can come up with? That sort of inflammatory approach will get them precisely nowhere.

Quite frankly, I don't see the value in ex-employees trying to go to war with Michel Leblanc. Life's too short to spend it trying to spite people. Better to go about looking for a better place to work, get on with life and put Leblanc and the bitterness they went through with Royal out of mind.

 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 6:55 am

I think you have to be careful when reading that post by Slawko, and not generalize by thinking that is the common viewpoint of former Royal employees. I also think that what is posted on the former Royal employees website should remain there. This is not the place to be sharing that sort of message.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 7:08 am

Smart, highly qualified people can make more money by helping to create a successful airline that will offer them equity incentives.

More opportuntities and advancement in a growing airline are also incentives to "smart" people.

Unions have become an anachronism and drain energy from an organization. They tend to drop standards and incentive to a lower common denominator.

It's not hard to see what makes more sense to me.

Southwest,Westjet = no union = growth,vitality & profit.
Air Canada = union = strikes,debt ridden & losses.

What would you do ?
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 7:28 am

Planeawesome, I pretty much second everything you said, but one side note, and its a bit ironic, Southwest is indeed unionised. In fact its one of the most heavily unionised airlines in the US. What Southwest has that doesn't exist at most other unionised (or non-unionised) carriers, is a corporate culture, that from day one, stressed true teamwork and common goals, no matter what position you held or hold.

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 7:29 am

Planeawesome, it's not as simple as that. In simplistic terms, yes, the points you make are all valid, but this industry is not simple, and neither are the people who are at the head of the companies.

Westjet for instance has profit sharing, and many incentives in order to motivate its employees. Hey, give me that environment any day and no union. Will Jetsgo be the same way? For instance, pilots paid $30,000 as a training bond. From what I hear (which is hardly nothing), pilots wont get any form of profit sharing, or any other incentives. Rather, they'll be "remembered" for giving the $30,000 to the company. And I did see what pilots will be making at the company, and it's really low.

I guess we'll have to wait and see what ML has to officially say about Jetsgo, and what sort of contracts the employees have to look forward to.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 9:35 am

The Union Issue :
I guess it all depends on where you are and what kind of job you hold.

In the State of Nevada, this is a right to work state or I should say the right to fire state.
Working at a company in a "at will " state without a Union means:
you can be treated without dignity and respect, Favoritism rules, no seniority.
begging for pay raises and the right to fired for no reason any time.
At GlobeGround North America we are represented by IAMAW LL 744
and have a good first contract.
Our Competitor is Non Union, Pays less plays favortism and has a high turnover
of staff and god help you if you complain.

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 10:09 am

Generally I agree with Planeawesome.

Unions are by-and-large bad for business with too much focus on work rules, resistance to innovation, work sharing, and pay increases ties to productivity increases.



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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 10:51 am

I guess the bottom line in my opinion, and from a worker's standpoint, if the employees are treated with respect and have some sort of power to communicate their issues and are also compensated fairly, then a union is a bad idea. Unfortunately, not many managers will recognize this, and as such, employee morale sinks.

ML has proven that he doesn't care about his staff all that much. They are mere tools for generating revenue. When C3 was trying to get rid of Royal, he publicly said what a great bunch of workers, they deserve better, and that he wants them and his Royal back, and he'll pay for it. That didn't work. Then he came along and said he's going to start Royal2, he's working with the union, wants the former Royal staff back. Well, looks like he had his eyes on some fund in Quebec which he would have access to if he hired them. That didn't work, so all of a sudden, these people who he wanted so badly, now he doesn't want.

I'm not in the least surprised, however. I would work for him again, but it wouldn't be my first choice either.

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 10:58 am

Although Westjet is NOT unionised there is a "union" of the emloyees. It looks out for the empoyees, while not being a true union.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 11:09 am

YYZ717

Southwest Airlines customer Service Agents are IAMAW Union Members

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 11:10 am

A lot depends on the quality of both management and the union leadership, and the workplace culture.

Two friends of mine work in unionised workplaces. One, who works for the provincial government, is very happy. She works in a small department with a friendly atmosphere, where everyone knows everyone else. The other, who works for Canada Post, is miserable, but stays there because it pays his mortgage. People treat each other like dirt, and nobody seems interested in making it a friendlier place to work: his nickname for it is 'Club Grumble'.

In the end, it depends on how people treat people. A workplace where people are appreciated for what they do and where boorishness and office politics aren't tolerated is going to be a good place to work, union or no union. If people aren't appreciated while the boors and the office politicians are allowed to run rampant, it's going to be a rotten place to work, union or no union.

All too often, these 'people' issues get overlooked. But it's probably no coincidence that the three North American airlines that have paid attention to these issues in recent years -- Southwest, Westjet and Continental -- were the ones with the longest stretches of profitability.
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 11:33 am

Hey Nuno, it was CUPE who posted that BS on a public forum, if they wanted to keep it to their members then they should have done it the proper way through their own website, or through their own publications, they chose how they wanted to express themselves..so let everyone see them for who they are....as for your other comments, you didnt sound so pro union when the issue came up long before this article in the star did...
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Fri May 24, 2002 11:49 am

Slawko, I don't think you understand my point. I am not pro union, and I'm not anti-union. There's a time and a place for unions. However, the former Royal website is not a public website, you need to have a membership to access it and also, it's only accessible to former Royal employees. So that changes everything.

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 12:17 pm

No it doesnt, it is accessible to ALL Former employees, that includes Unionized FA's and groundstaff, as well as NON union management, NON union Pilots, NON Union Admin staff, as such it becomes public, CUPE has no right to determine what goes on in a public forum with all MSN forums are. If they have a problem with me posting it here then they should think twice about where they post their BS next time....if it was meant for CUPE's members only then they should have distributed the information through the proper means...
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 2:07 pm

Slawko, once again, you don't understand what I'm saying. We both agree that former Royal staff only go there, and you need to be a member. I never said only unionized workers go there. If CUPE wants to post there, let them. They are trying to reach their members. I'll be honest, I didn't like that message, but hey, it's their perogative.

But you still took a message from a private, former Royal employee site and it should have stayed there.

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Fri May 24, 2002 3:03 pm

I am still undecided on the union issue however, unions are not always as bad as they seem. Southwest is union and they are profitable. So why not hire former employees. If it is a good place to work employees will not want to unionize. Look at CO. Ground staff is not union and neither are Delta F/A's. Though a non-union work force is always preferable I think this is very unfair. This is not a company I would support.

 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 4:38 am

I think there is a misunderstanding of what a $30,000 training "bond" means.

A bond is usually a form of insurance, like when bail is required for releasing somebody charged with a crime from jail.
It is often used in situations where a bid and/or performance bond is necessary for a construction project.

Such bonds typically don't require anybody to plunk down the cash. You pay a fee (usually a small % of the face value) to the bond issuing firm (insurance company etc.) for the duration of the bond. You must have a good credit rating to pull it off however.

It's like borrowing the money for a specific time period for a fee. Once the conditions of the bond are satisfied, the fees are stopped.

Why should the company pay for a pilots training anyway ?

Is it not the pilot who retains the skills and type ratings to use where-ever he/she wishes ?

Most pilots are not exactly on welfare.

 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 5:22 am

I know how a bond works, but how it was described by one of the former pilots who did not accept, they told him he needed $30,000 to pay to the company, there was no contract detailing what he can expect from that $30,000, other than that he would be "remembered" in the future. Would you give a company that money without having any sort of contract that says exactly what you get out of that money? I know I wouldn't. It tells me that it's a good way to own your pilots, because who's going to leave the airline if they paid all that money to get the job in the first place? They'll take all the shit they get, because it cost them a lot of money.

Regarding pilots not exactly being on welfare, you are telling me that pilots should pay for their type specific training at an airline? They already pay for their training here in Canada, and that costs roughly $40,000. Every time they are trainined on a specific aircraft, be it an Airbus, or an MD 83, or anything like that, it costs from what I hear around $45,000 US. Of course that varies. You think pilots should pay for that?

Let's take a typical pilot, gets their commercial license for about $40,000. Then they fly in the bush. They pay for the training on a small aircraft there. Let's assume that's $10,000. Then they go on to Air Georgian, fly Beech 1900's and have to pay let's say $30,000. Then they go on to SSV, fly A320's, pay $40,000 to train on the A320. Then finally they get to Air Canada. They pay another $40,000 to train on the RJ or whatever they go on. You add up the costs right there.

How much does this "not exactly on welfare" pilot earn in the meantime? In the bush, he might make $20,000 per year if he's VERY lucky. At Air Georgian, he'll make about $25,000 as an f/o, $45,000 or so as a captain. At SSV, he'll start making probably $40,000 per year. Finally when he gets to Air Canada, he'll make $43,000 for 2 years, and only AFTER ALL THAT will he end up making really good money. So they should still pay for their training???????

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 5:54 am

Obviously, I'm not a pilot. I had no idea that type certification was that expensive.
If your figures are accurate I stand corrected.

If I was a young pilot I would consider joining the armed forces.
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 6:08 am

Oh ok, then I can forgive you  Smile
Right now I am a student pilot as well as in university. I am in both places, because I want to be, and hence have no problem covering those costs. But I know that if I had to pay for all of my training for the rest of my life, wow, they'd have to compensate me really dearly. lol.

It is surprising to many people how long it takes before pilots get any sort of good pay. And it's only those at Air Canada in this country who you hear having great lifestyles with sports cars, yachts, etc. All the others take a long time to pay their bills and are really in it for the love of the job. When you factor in the cyclical nature of the job, with lots of pilots out of work at this time as an example, there are much better places to find jobs where compensation is much better.  Smile
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 8:39 am

OK.
Just to clear up this 30K thing. If you want to fly for them (and they call you of course) then you give them a cheque for 30K. The money is held for 6 months and then it becomes Jetsgo's. When two years are up you get the money back.( I don't know about interest ).
Also it is not like these people are going to be pulling in huge AC type wages don't forget. It will be more like 60 40 or so.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 8:58 am

Vref, thanks for clearing that up. I knew there had to be more to it than I understood. But essentially, the company owns you now, because it will be hard to leave after putting in that much money. Also, it's too bad that the wages don't compensate for it, or that there isn't any profit sharing involved.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 9:17 am

I've been in business for 20 years and I've never heard of such a thing. Is it an equity investment ? Is your future salary topped up as a form of repayment ?

If the answer to both of the above is "no" then there must be some collateral pledged by JetsGo or some contractual repayment obligation of some kind.

There has to be more to the 30k thing than "it's JetsGo's after 6 months" and then returned after 2 years.

If a pilot was desparate enough to enter into such a deal (as it is described here) I doubt he/she'd have an extra 30k free and clear floating around with nothing better to do.
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 9:21 am

See what I mean planeawesome? It just doesn't add up. The pilots who were called back (down the list, and only those they wanted) had been at Royal for a long time, so they would have some money sitting around most likely. Some of the captains might have been making over $100,000 per year, so they'd have some investments. However, they still seemed to go in somewhat blindly, as they were pretty much desperate to get a job, and would do anything. Add to that, they'd be working for the same person they had for years with many of the same collegues.

It will be interesting to see how it all turns out though, and how many happy pilots there will be at Jetsgo ... assuming of course it stays afloat.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 9:34 am

There are two real reasons for the 30K thing.
1. The way the industry is right know he can get away with it.
2. It will keep pilots around for at least 2 years.

There were 178 pilots on the Royal list and the vast majority of them will be asked if they want to join. Once They finish the list they will go off the street.
I hope it works out for all involved.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 11:16 am

Training bonds such as these are ridiculous. And if people are desparate enough to enter into them then they are in a very poor position indeed. Give $30,000.00 to a person like LeBlanc and hope to see something back? You must be out of your mind.I have never heard of such a "deal". Training bonds are, fundamentally, wrong and I have argued this through Labour Canada and an appeal process and won. The company requires their people to be trained properly to perform the job they are hired for. If a company elects to hire people without the correct training it is a business expense for the company to train these people so they are able to perform said job properly. Anything else is an abuse(training bonds) but it happens all the time. Too bad many people do not know what their rights are. Airlines are big culprits when it comes to this practise. Particularly in Canada where airlines are governed by federal labour laws which are weighted in favour of the employer.
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 12:01 pm

I don't know why but JetsGo makes me think of Nationair and Mr. Leblanc, Obadia. You just don't give 30000$ to such a guy.  Insane Remember, he sold Royal for 94M$ when it was worth half that according to C3.
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sat May 25, 2002 11:01 pm

Safeflyer, he sold royal for 84 million, and C3 did not have a problem with paying that much when they had 8 months to look at the books. One of the boards own members had his company do the due diligance, and found that ROYAL was worth that much, it was only later that they found out it wasnt...after they had bought it...ML is a business man, he only cares about making money, and you will have to agree that he was able to do so in the sale of Royal.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sun May 26, 2002 1:10 am

Too bad for monsier Leblanc, Royal was purchased with $84 million in C3 stock. Unless he sold a fair chunk in the interim, he lost all that money. I'm not his accountant, so I can't answer that anyways. hehehe. But I have to agree with Slawko. C3 went through Royal's books with a fine tooth comb. If there was anything to be found, they would have found it. If you sell your car, it's worth $20,000, but a buyer will pay $25,000 for it, are you a crook?

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sun May 26, 2002 5:49 am

http://www.jetsgo.ca Thanks to nuno for finding that one first..
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sun May 26, 2002 5:57 am

Ok, and thanks to Devon for finding that for me!  Smile

Notice that
http://www.jetsgo.ca
http://www.jetsgo.com and
http://www.jetsgo.net all work.

But Slawko found that out.
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Sun May 26, 2002 5:59 am

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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sun May 26, 2002 6:53 am

Those didn't work in the last two days, they must have just been put up. I think this gives an indication of what's Jetsgo will look like.
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sun May 26, 2002 7:03 am

Don't know if this is 100% correct, but my understanding is that Michel LeBlanc came away with very little from the sale of Royal. Apparently part of the deal was that he had to hold the stock for a year before he could sell it, and then when he was thrown out the door, his stock assets were frozen. As for giving him a cheque for $30k for the training, I'd rather do like Neil Sharp and work at Home Depot! Just exactly where could I take that type rating to find another job when JetsGo goes under? For an A320 rating maybe, but not for an MD83!
 
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RE: Jetsgo's Michel Leblanc Says No To Former Staff

Sun May 26, 2002 8:39 am

Hi guys, there was a very good article on JetsGo in Montreal's La Presse french language newspaper this morning, it stated that in the future, Michel wants the airline to start flights to Florida and to the eastern USA Metropolitan areas too.

Sounds interesting, I wish him the best of luck, he's going to need it!

By the way, the reason why he didn't name it "Royal" is because it sounds classy or luxurious, which described his old Royal Airlines, but does not descrobe his new low cost carrier. He got JetsGo from the term "Let's Go". The name reminds me of a British carrier, heck we are part of the Commonwealth, so I guess we could expect that here!

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