Foreign cadets for regionals
Heard from the browntown refueller that the red tailed regional is seriously contemplating importing foreign cadets. They will be employed on different conditions (lower pay) to the Australian FO's for a period of upto 12 months.
The cadets parent companies will subsidise their wages and the regionals will get pilots for the looming pilot shortage....what a win-win for all involved, except the pilots that is.
Some may dismiss this as global economics, but how can this be fair when there are still lots of eager GA guys and girls floating around.