|Quoting QF2220 (Reply 56):|
IMHO, Unions at QF and right across Australia have largely failed to help 'warm up' the employee groups across the nation that the world is changing and we need to change with it instead of try and preserve a 1950s Australia (that to be honest again probably didnt exist as imagined anyway). The education level of most of the people that have and will be affected by cuts (again, not just at QF but across the Australian workplace landscape) is not the sort that has developed abilities to be self sufficient. The employees are technically trained in their current jobs but probably dont have the flexibility to do other things. Developing the ability of individual flexibility in an otherwise unknowing employee has been a failure of the Australian workplace system in general.
Yes, but as an employee, and i dont know if you are, but my union works effectively with QF
, i see alot of good things that the Union and QF
have worked on together
Also, i think what we need to do when we talk about the whole QF
gave routes to JQ
bla bla bla, is that we can trace this back to as far back as VQ
To me, its doing a full rotation again, 717's operating on trunk route again, just as they were when VQ
was turned into QLink.
In relation to JQ
'competing' with QF
on trunk routes, i more like to say complementing, we are in a day and age that business and personal travellers are budget minded, and i personally would prefer to see their money used on JQ
, which all in all contributes to QFs bottom line, yes i would love them to fly QF
but its not going to happen unless reformation takes place to drive the cost base down therefore benefiting the business/pax.
As for QF
paying for JQ
and their maintenance, i think this is not the correct statement. Alot of JQ
maintenance was already in-place and established with aquisitions such as the VQ
take-over, eg; NTL
ops was an original base for VQ
and had hanger space where C&D checks were done on the 717 fleet, and then was also converted so that the A320/321 aircraft could be maintained there, not to mention that it is still set up for 717 over flow maintenace if needed, alot of the equipment that JQ
use, engineering wise, base admin wise, computers ect still all have VQ
'Property of Impulse Airlines' tags on them.
So what money had to be injected into JQ
Yes the A332 aircraft aircraft are fully maintained by QF
, as they are leased by QF
and then sub-leased to JQ
, there for JQ
dont get these aircraft for free.
Also when it comes to catering, QCatering do not cater any JQ
flight, its all done by Alpha.
Again, i will say, as many beleive there is no place for JQ
and that it is draining QF
of funds, its simply not, next time you board a JQ
flight at the L1 door, look up in the door frame and check to see who owns the planes or who they are leased from.
Thats my informed 2 cents worth, after working for JQ
.... but hey, what would i know right, i just worked for them...