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I don't know if it's been announced, but I believe Menzies have bought out 'Flight Support' at MAN.
Also noticed 4 brand new Swissport hi-lo's on the M56 heading for MAN. They've got a fair bit of brand new equipment stored over near the hangars, I assume for the TCX contract which goes over to them on Saturday.
More redundancies announced at Servisair, the ship is sinking
I think Aircraft Handling is going too. Engineering is spared along with a significant number of check in personnel. TRMs are going as well. Allegedly cost savings are 22% to 40% per annum. Cuts effective from November 2012.
With all due respect,why should a TRM not get paid more than a new out of training FO.He/she has probably many years with the company,much experience and heavy responsibilities in his job,and he will not be earning the salary that the FO will be earning once he has gained a bit of experience.
Over a 45 year career 7 years is a bit IMHO.I was just addressing the point that you seem to think that a new out of training fo has some great value .You are of course right that outsourcing would appear to be a great cost reducing excercise for management,however this slash and burn policy that seems to be going on at LGW will touch the lives of all other BA workers including pilots ,terms and conditions for all are on a downward slide,appart from those few people put there to carry out this business who will be taking home a nice little bonus once the job done, which will no doubt be in six figures.
I fully agree with what you say about 6 figure people at the top deciding on how much pilots get. Also, I don't think every new FO is a fantastic addition to a company - maybe I'm thinking that somewhere, far away, it's 'meant to be' like that after haven taken the biggest financial risk in a (young?) life.
On the other hand... 6.80/hr?! Where do you get that from, if I may ask, Bigbluebroxi?