It's my limited understanding of TUPE that unless Bristow go under as a result of loosing the Shell contract, then TUPE does not apply. So if, for example, Bond or CHC won the contract, they would not be legally obliged to employ any of the Bristow pilots.
Is this how it works or am I missing something? If its not, then the pilots at Bristow have nothing to fear as they can just walk into another Norfolk based operation. That is assuming it's won by a Norfolk based operator...
Can anyone clarify / expand on this?