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Old 11th Jan 2013, 10:03   #1 (permalink)
 
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New Airline Pilot Union Launches in UK - PPU

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Just stumbled across this new union - seems to be for Virgin Atlantic pilots only at the moment, but a breath of fresh air....
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 10:27   #2 (permalink)
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Post New Airline Pilot Union Launches in UK - PPU

A new union for airline pilots has launched in the UK. The Professional Pilots Union (PPU) officially launched on the 10th January 2013.

Initially, the PPU will only be recruiting pilots from Virgin Atlantic Airways but intends to open it's ranks to pilots from other UK based airlines, especially those where there is no current representation or where there is dissatisfaction with the incumbent union or association.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 10:39   #3 (permalink)
 
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Isn't BALPA and IPA enough?
I know that some, rightly or wrongly, see BALPA as a BA union and do not wish to join, so isn't that why the IPA was formed?
OK as a Virgin pilots' association but the other two are going to be a bit miffed when the poaching begins.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 11:10   #4 (permalink)
 
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Thumbs up The PPU

A 21st Century Union for 21st Century Pilots. Great News!
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 11:13   #5 (permalink)
 
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Or pay for Christmas parties for their legal firm out of union funds then try to deny it when the party is gatecrashed by angry members.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 11:30   #6 (permalink)
 
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Pilot Union

There is also a new pilot union launched in the Bahamas i heard, it's call "The Bahamian Pilots Alliance" aka The BPA.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 12:00   #7 (permalink)
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What did Virgin find 'inadequate' in the IPA?
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 12:06   #8 (permalink)
 
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What - a group of people have actually formed an organisation rather than just winge on PPRuNe??!!
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You couldn't make it up could you? HAHAHA.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 13:24   #10 (permalink)
 
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into a right wing tail spin!
And how that must set your left wing 'one Union to rule them all' nationalised teeth on edge.

Choice is good, remember the BASSA comms? 'Don't listen to anything BA says, you can only believe what BASSA tells you'. Wow, what arrogance.

Still can't copy and paste a name either eh? How sad.

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 13:58   #11 (permalink)
 
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Oh goodness. I haven't laughed so hard for ages.

Sounds like this new union will be as good as this

PCCC – Professional Cabin Crew Council
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 14:08   #12 (permalink)
 
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Sounds like this new union will be as good as this
At least no idiot is going to try and hijack their website using his own name in the HTML code.



Glass houses, don't throw stones.

It would be too easy Wonker, trust me, but I can't be bothered to lower to your level. Just serve the coffee.

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 16:18   #13 (permalink)
 
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My God all these Unions - it's enough to send.... Wiggy ...... into a right wing tail spin!
Priceless, absolutely priceless - just because I don't agree with you a lot of the time doesn't make me right of centre.

FWIW I spent time in a previous life at a very left of centre academic institution and saw first hand the havoc caused by some the nasty manipulative behaviour carried out by some of the of the Far Left. I saw some very similar behaviour in a recent dispute.....right, back to reading the Guardian.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 17:18   #14 (permalink)
 
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Good luck to them, since the IPA haven't panned out to be any competition for balpa it will be interesting to see if this union can cut the mustard.

You don't have to drive a Trabant to be left wing.

Aren't there laws against cyber bullying.
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What has the IPA achieved?
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Chocolate Racer,

Don't bother, it was this purile, inane drivel full of lies and innuendo that got the BASSA forum shut down.

He was an insufferable bore/arrogant ar$e when he was in the company, he just wants to remain so now he's been kicked out. What are we today? Pilot? manager? CEO? All the things you wish you'd been.

Of course there was NEVER fratinisation between the Cabin crew was there? Neither has there ever been fratinisation in the office environment, it's only when it happens between CC and a Pilot it becomes soooooooooo important.

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you might even end the evening a more educated person!
What a laugh.

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 18:00   #17 (permalink)
 
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IPA done what?

Well, whilst 25 a month is too steep for flying instructors it's better than the 1% BALPA want for airline pilots.

IPA tried to get recognised with our outfit - sadly it didn't happen BUT...... they did help us get a 35% payrise in 2010 because their legal challenge kept the company on it's toes.

Oh and they also represented individual pilots who were facing the sack to a positive result in each case.

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 18:15   #18 (permalink)
 
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Same thing is happening right now, except those senior Captains don't have to leave BA
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Frankly we'd probably be all better joining the RMT!

People working in the Railway System seem to have better Ts and Cs and representation these days that many pilots.

Would love to see Bob Crowe taking on MOL!!
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 20:51   #20 (permalink)
 
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Bob isn't there to be liked - his sole responsibility is towards his members full stop and they love him. Neither Bob nor his members give a toss whether you, Government, public or any one else likes him.
Blimey, we finally agree on something.
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