After several treads all dealing with poor quality management and practices, all dealing with crew numbers, scheduling and remuneration have run their course it appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
In the lo-co world here in Europe it appears that some in Management are starting to see that they reap what they sow and the market for “experienced” crews has now dictated.
1) Easyjet. Seems the axe has fallen on one person (hopefully more to come) that may have been instrumental in leading easy to the crewing point they find themselves now in. Putting Boeing rated new hires on Bus courses and Bus rated guys on Boeing course is one example, Severe crew shortages leading to crosshires (expensive) and cancellations (bad PR
). Finally if they say that there are no quality pilots out there they truly proving their anal cranial interface. There are plenty of experienced and rated guys out there but for some reason they fall out of the boundaries of the current hiring regiment. (Maybe too old for TRSS…. But you cant discriminate on age can you!).
2) HLF??HLX?? eerrrr…. lets just say TUI! These guys are not the most expensive, blue planes are turning yellow, new blue ones are coming and the front end boys drew a line in the sand… Hopefully they did not grab there ankles but it appears that there has been some resolution in the impending threat of industrial action.
3) AB. It seems that finally ran out of corks in Saatwinkler Damm from plugging too many gaps and after the VC letter went out a couple weeks back they have increased the basic and sector pay goes up as well! Seems that every one including the stock market saw this except those in Berlin.
4) FR…. Not commenting on the current contract crap they are pushing.
So are we now starting to see that those who are responsible to “Shareholders” (but believe nobody else) have woken up to the fact that its become a sellers market?
Have we started to see the reduced investment in long term training and planning starting to bit people in the ass!
But hang on we have not had the annual “BA summer meltdown” yet!
Have the days of continual crisis management and on the fly decisions come to an end and some form of long term stability and forward thinking becoming more evident.
Happy staff are productive staff and your worst enemy is someone who has nothing to lose.