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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 91524

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Those who have worked in professional settings have seen more often than not that many instructions are given orally and if you ask them to put it into writing or email they think you are a bureaucratic stickler or something akin to that. And those who want to pursue a grey/illegal agenda, why will...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?
Replies: 139
Views: 9052

Re: Will Scott Morrison be re-elected?

From the discussion above, ALP seems to be Albanese Labor Party. I am guessing Albanese is either a religion or a community or a popular region in Australia. Did know that Mr. Morisson bought coal to the parliament. And this is when world-over people and Governments are moving away from fossil fuels...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worldometers reports USA 1 million dead from Covid 19
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: Worldometers reports USA 1 million dead from Covid 19

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/ Worldometers have been reported and shown in the USA to have crossed the milestone of 1 million deaths. Not a milestone to be proud of. While browsing others countries' average percentage rate of Covid deaths per million the USA isn’t the worst ...

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by pune
Thu Mar 24, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 91524

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Boeing left Forkner out to dry. The big guys at Boeing conveniently dipped into company funds to buy a no prosecution deal to the tune of 2.5 Billion, while Forkner was left with no Company support and probably is in debt up to his eyeballs from legal expenses. IMHO justice prevailed in this case. ...

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freakyrat wrote:
A jury has found former Boeing Test Pilot Not Guilty on four counts of Fraud.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-tes ... iving-faa/


So it seems the whole thing was a big sham :(

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated March 24: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, Former Chief Technical Pilot Acquitted
Replies: 654
Views: 91524

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

“In an attempt to save Boeing money, Forkner allegedly withheld critical information from regulators,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Chad E. Meacham for the Northern District of Texas. “His callous choice to mislead the FAA hampered the agency’s ability to protect the flying public and left pilots in t...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 440838

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Good news. I was really concerned they would try to do this on their own and-depending on what they would find- we would never learn the true reason for this crash. So really good news in these times where there are not so many good news… Might just be symbolic. We’ll see how much they let the NTSB...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 440838

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Thoughts on if China ask Boeing to get involved or ask the NTSB for any assistance? Knowing how the Chinese operate after having lived there a few years, and observing how they handled CO-VID inspections, Boeing and NTSB won't get within 5000 miles of this investigation. If there is any possibility...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

She got in just as North Sea revenues were coming in, whoever was in power had a one-off opportunity not to nationalize but the plan to jack interest rates and back a high-value £ was deliberate to ‘bring people in line with the mass unemployment. They said it was all due to the unions who it was h...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

The above issue illustrates the issue and each person brings with them a complex personality. To put it down to genetics or any simple solution is not understanding the problem at all. And unless we sit down and talk with the people in context to really listen to what they are saying, we won't find ...

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by pune
Wed Mar 23, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Agreed. And from what little I know of the 70s and 80s wasn't that Margaret Thatcher through her policies butchered a whole lot of manufacturing in the UK. The way things seem to be going, perhaps the UK will again be called the sick man of Europe :( Not really correct British manufacturing was alr...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I think Russia will sooner or later Ago chemical irrespective of whatever Ukraine does and still make an excuse about what Ukraine did. If instead of country-state if they were two people, you would say 'blaming the victim'. The only thing, in that case, is what reaction can Ukraine give. And I don'...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

With reference to Canada, it will be similar to countries like India and other third-world countries that won't enjoy energy independence and it will fill some despot's pockets but then who cares. All depends on who sits in Parliament and Provincial Legislatures - some invest more into homegrown oi...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I have shared Shell's own scientist's experiments in 1988 that tell how climate change will happen - You've brought this up in another thread and I made my comments in reference to it there. Back to topic, gas prices remain around the $2/L mark here in Metro Van. Our Provincial Government is suppos...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

I looked at the numbers on the internet - they are are all over the place. 1 million to 9 million deaths. People do die from CO2 poisoning from a bad furnace and leaky car exhausts in garages. But other than that, I have yet to know a single person in my 65 years whose death certificate listed the ...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It has made it clear to absolutely no one. Fossil fuels has killed 10-20 times the amount killed in ukraine while the war has been going on. In fact, fossil fuels kills people faster than the Holocaust did. With a low estimate from the WHO at 3 million people per year. You have a total lack of unde...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It has made it clear to absolutely no one. Fossil fuels have killed 10-20 times the amount killed in Ukraine while the war has been going on. In fact, fossil fuels kill people faster than the Holocaust did. With a low estimate from the WHO at 3 million people per year. You have a total lack of unde...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

100 or so at the very least should have been NATO permanent members but sadly this is not the case. Did you rule out the Pacific region as it has its own defense pact, SEATO? There is no apparent need for a defense pact in Central/South America as there is yet no common trust, nor common security c...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 440838

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Was watching local news in China and the CAAC released more information this evening during the first press event hosted by the joint investigation team under the State Department: The flight entered the Guangzhou ACC (not sure about my translation, please bear with me) at 14:05 CST, and the traffi...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

It was mentioned in another forum that Putin had failed to clearly give examples as to why NATO or its expansion, was a threat specifically aimed at Russia, or a subterfuge for US dominance of Europe. Did NATO ever specifically deliate their "basic purpose" after 1991? NATO's actions in t...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The last few months have made it clear to everybody who can fog a mirror that renewables are nowhere near ready for prime time and that disincentivizing investment in fossil fuels has been a huge mistake. This crisis could be renewable’s time to shine, but they’ve got nothing for us. Rising inflati...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The article states that well's being drilled now are less productive than earlier ones because the best sites were drilled earlier. Happens to every oil field. We (the US) just need to open new areas to fracking - NY state comes to mind, North East Ohio too. Renewables are available but are suddenl...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Saw this, the amount of disconnect is Wow :( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWCpM9NfiBI She’s just massively thick and nasty, prerequisites for this lot, look at others like Patel, Raab and of course he who calls himself the ‘Big Dog’. This one was interviewed this morning, one of the interviewers...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

The article states that well's being drilled now are less productive than earlier ones because the best sites were drilled earlier. Happens to every oil field. We (the US) just need to open new areas to fracking - NY state comes to mind, North East Ohio too. Renewables are available but are suddenl...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The income per capita in the peripheral areas of the EU (most of Spain and Portugal, the southern half of Italy, most of Bulgaria, Romania and Greece) is really low. Being part of the EU has given them nice infrastructures but that's about it. Far more than just "nice infrastructures". So...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 44319

Re: Downfall: The case against Boeing.

Have to say that Downfall was one of the worst aviation documentaries I've seen in a long time. Of course, Boeing was primarily at fault and I'm not trying to dismiss that. But to put the focus of the film on the victims of the families is just cheap and lazy filmmaking, playing for the audience sy...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I do however think you’re underplaying just how unhinged trans discourse has become on the far left. Because there is not an unhinged to underplay. Fratricidal would be a more accurate term, as there is a lot of lateral shooting in those spaces. This is unhealthy in its own regard and will be enoug...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 236
Views: 30748

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Anyone have any insight on how the new terminal in BLR is progressing? It’s hard to find any current info (or I’m looking in the wrong places!!). Slow progress, BIAL keep saying that the terminal will open Q3 2022, but very unlikely. There seems to be lot of work left as you can see from the latest...

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by pune
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

If we don't penalize Ethiopians or Kenyans as they have certain characteristics that make them ideal for long-term running/swimming etc. then we can't penalize them the same. https://www.runnerstribe.com/news/the-greatest-long-distance-runners-of-all-time/ There is no scientific basis for Kenyans a...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

According to The Guardian, the new Indian crews are being paid £1.80 ($2.38) an hour. Absolutely shocking if true! https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/mar/21/replacements-for-po-ferries-crew-paid-180-an-hour-unions-say?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other And what is the minimum wage for the same in th...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

And the science still firmly states biology is fixed, it does not change if you change your gender. Transwomen do no need pap smear tests they need there prostate checked, that will never change. Are you absolutely sure about that? https://blog.apicha.org/what-to-know-about-hpv-cervical-cancer-bein...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

From what little I understand it isn't just a biological issue but also an emotional issue. How you think about what sex you are and how comfortable you are with your sexuality is part and parcel of it. There probably are also bisexual people (who prefer both men and women as sexual partners) that ...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 630
Views: 40572

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Haven't been able to read the full story as it's behind paywall but seems shale wells aren't able to get much oil (although they pollute groundwater.) https://www.wsj.com/articles/shale-companies-drilling-more-but-oil-output-growing-little-11647855002? As commented by @Aesma, the need for energy wil...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Downfall: The case against Boeing.
Replies: 278
Views: 44319

Re: Boeing 737 Max Netflix documentary- Downfall

If the US justice system was not compromised, So to be clear, you are saying the system is compromised but it is spot on when it says Boeing is negligent because they signed an agreement with said compromised justice system to pay a penalty and allow future prosecution in certain circumstances? Saw...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

I don't know what the short-term fix is, but the long-term fix is education, which some people simply do not want. How is education going to help female athletes compete against biological men? Because that's the topic of this thread. If LBGT activists want to be taken seriously then they should ju...

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by pune
Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06U5B_PH0OY
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Saw this, apparently Govt. knew about the P&O workers dismissal and decided to do nothing according to Times UK -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06U5B_PH0OY

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

BTW- despite all the setbacks on the battlefield it has been a couple of weeks he hasn't reminded the world he has nukes.... :scratchchin: Is he starting to understand that the more he threatens to use them, the less impact it still makes, unless he's actually doing it and then he's done with. Over...

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10245

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

Putin is not stupid. Dont y'all think his team has worked out the figures before launching the invasion? Their huge pile of reserves will keep them going for atleast 3 years even without the significant revenues accruing from sale of weapons, oil and rare earths. They also have a large local market...

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy
Replies: 127
Views: 7307

Re: The Lia Thomas Trans Swimming Controversy

Ideally, there should be a contingent of tans-athletes in all sports of each country for whatever sports they desire. But this I guess is a long road as it would require changes for e.g. in Olympics or any other competitive sport/event. Add to that the cultural sensitivity required for the same. Fro...

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Germany shut down some nuclear power plants literally 2 months ago. They have already ruled out bringing them back to life... Building LNG tankers means you plan to continue using lots of gas, I'm not sure that's really the long-term plan, but we shall see. As for the time it takes to build a new n...

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjgCbOXD2M
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Saw this earlier today and that also perhaps gives an accurate description of what has been going on -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGjgCbOXD2M

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6481
Views: 438716

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The only short term solution that admittedly would be only partial is to where possible to reopen nuclear plants and for the shorter term find alternative sources for gas, which itself raises the question of availability of storage. The former was purely political, as a scientist Markell knew that ...

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by pune
Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

The moral of the story, is to ensure you are constantly investing in your own personal skillset... don't rely on your employer to look after you.... and don't leave yourself in a vulnerable position for the day when an employer decides you are no longer required. If an employer knows that the staff...

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by pune
Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Could they have done this in the way they have done it when they were EU members? Probably not. As I understand it, worker protection is one of the bedstones of the EU, but apparently, the UK didn't like that and wanted the fire and re-hire bit although in this case, other people seem to have been ...

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by pune
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/busi ... 39198.html
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This makes for some interesting reading as well -

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/busi ... 39198.html

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by pune
Fri Mar 18, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

Fire and re-hire might be the easiest way to get "qualified" staff, but it also adds the risk of future problems. If they are hiring Dubai citizens then one hopes they all speak at least English. Doubt that they are Dubai citizens. Where they came from is anyone's guess. One thing we do k...

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by pune
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Londongrad and Russian oligarchs.
Replies: 3
Views: 596

UK Londongrad and Russian oligarchs.

A couple of days before, a gentleman introduced me to the term 'Londongrad' and I was part amused and part surprised. But then today saw these two articles in Guardian https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1471133&p=23220523 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/1...

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by pune
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.
Replies: 43
Views: 3737

Re: P&O Ferries sack 800 UK staff with a video call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMm-gd-TlI0
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The best commentary on the topic goes to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMm-gd-TlI0

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