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Old 8th Apr 2004, 01:12   #81 (permalink)
 
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You are a Non-Brit...your contract (Letter of Appointment) is with BIAGLE (a Jersey, Channel Islands shell corporation)...seconded to Bristow Helicopters Ltd (Nigeria)...live outside the UK...work in Nigeria...contract terms clearly state the work schedule can be changed at will by the company...also...in the fine print...a two year contract period only counts the time "in Nigeria" towards completion of the contract...thus it takes three years to complete a two year contract.

Just how much chance do you have at winning some sort of legal action?


Get real!

If you don't like the setup....pack yer trash...and go find another job....saves you a lot of expense in the long run.

Now tell me we don't need an International Union of some kind?

One man's opinion.
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Old 8th Apr 2004, 01:28   #82 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs down

Bristow really sounds like a bad company to work for these days, Faceless suits treat staff like crap, moral is low and its business is going down the tubes.
Would that be a fair assesment?
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Old 8th Apr 2004, 03:45   #83 (permalink)

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SASless you are straight to the point as usual - and I've no doubt you are right. What a shame though.
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Old 8th Apr 2004, 14:19   #84 (permalink)
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Interesting thread for sure. A Helicopter Pilot who believes a company will honor a contract and is willing to seek legal assisstance to resolve matters.
I think SASless said it all. If you dont like the situation, dont let the door hit you on the way out. Many jobs out there for experienced Helicopter Pilots, very few are Careers.
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Old 9th Apr 2004, 10:39   #85 (permalink)
 
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SASLess.... An International Pilots Union.......Excellent Idea!
But, unfortunately our biz is a 'Dog Eat Dog' World.

How do you get 100,000 Helipilots to 'down tools' collectively?
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Old 14th Apr 2004, 20:36   #86 (permalink)
 
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A thought from one at the bottom of the pile. BHL management never increased the staff to cater for a 7/5 schedule anyway. Just ask the Warri Chief- Pilot how many times he did night standby with the duty engineer as his appointed P2. (Whoops but we mustn't talk about that must we in case the NCAA are looking at this site). Coupled with Exxon-Mobil's decision to clear out all the 57+ "crumblies" from Eket and 8/4 in the ever present cost cutting mania was inevitable. Still with the imminent arrival of 10 East European states within the EU it won't be long before even the Malaysians/Indonesians/South Africans etc will be replaced with East Europeans once their licences are validated. Byeoh, ambi.
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Old 14th Apr 2004, 21:37   #87 (permalink)
 
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International Pilot Union

You guys and gals should check out this website
PHPA

This is a union that oprates from USA and they're goal is to help all helicopter pilots all over the world to get equal salary and benefits from their operators. We are here couple of pilots in Iceland that are members in this union and I believe that they will do good things for this profession.

Also I know of some members in Spain and Norway.
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Old 27th Sep 2004, 03:27   #88 (permalink)
 
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Work in Africa

Just wondering if there is any work available in Africa at the moment, and what companies are good/bad to fly with.

I hear Nigeria is a bit of a mess at the moment, but am open to almost location. Thanks in advance,

AR
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Old 20th Oct 2004, 20:18   #89 (permalink)
 
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Bristow's Africa

Do any of you out there have a postal address for the Bristow Helicopters Operation in Mauritania, Africa?

Trying to get hold of someone!!!!!!

Cheers,

Blind.
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Old 20th Oct 2004, 23:09   #90 (permalink)
 
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Last time I needed to get hold of a friend working for Bristow’s in Nigeria, I mailed it to Redhill and they forwarded it.
See no reason why this should not work for Mauritania as well, hope this helps.
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 10:47   #91 (permalink)

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YOUR MATE'S NAME,
Mauritania operation,
c/o Bristow Helicopters Limited,
Redhill Aerodrome,
Redhill,
Surrey
RH1 5JZ

Simple as that. hope it helps !!
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Old 21st Oct 2004, 13:20   #92 (permalink)
 
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Thanking you both kindly!!!!!!1
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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 09:35   #93 (permalink)
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helicopter jobs in Iv. Coast

It seems that an helicopter company in Ivory Coast ( IAS based in ABJ ? ) is urgently looking for helicopter pilots qualified on SA 365 ( C model) with a curent IR rating and offshore experience.
Any other news on this ?
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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 15:00   #94 (permalink)
 
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.....and a very small brain would help.
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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 15:59   #95 (permalink)
 
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Just turned down a job in that neck of the woods - as the other fellow said, turn on the TV and see what's happening, very sad indeed.

AR
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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 16:12   #96 (permalink)
 
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Doesn't sound too good, to say the least!!!

But since I don't really have thousands of hours but am qualified on the 365 and hold FATPL (JAA) and a valid IR(JAA) (and need a job), has someone got some details on this???

Tried to look it up, but doesn't seem to be too much info regarding Ivory coast on the web.

Cheers,

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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 17:11   #97 (permalink)
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Hello Tim String....

Maybe could you try to call directly to ABJ at these numbers
++225 21278381
or
++225 07075254
or
++225 07305561

I am considering to join myself ( no worries, I have watched TV, read papers, and I am very familiar with Africa....)

Good luck.
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Old 2nd Dec 2004, 18:30   #98 (permalink)
 
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Hi Cpt,

Thanx a lot for the contact numbers!!! Will give them a ring tomorow.

Can you send me a PM with your email, tried to PM you but it is switched off, or just send me an email if u want through my profile. If it is ok, I would like to ask you a few things.

Cheers,

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Old 3rd Dec 2004, 09:28   #99 (permalink)
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Hello Trim String...

Despite all my trials, I have never managed to activate mail and private messages facilities with PPRuNe (maybe because of the very small brain SASless is suggesting in a former post )
Did you manage to call at the indicated numbers ?
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Old 3rd Dec 2004, 11:42   #100 (permalink)
 
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The legendary Allain Tyrbas-de-Champs-de-Grace is supposed to be running the Mauertanian operation for Bristow.......plenty of potential for turnover there..always has been anyhere he ran things for BHL. Get those CV's in....

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