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Old 7th May 2020, 17:33
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Originally Posted by 101917 View Post
As an example, it is probable that if a company wanted to get rid of a whole fleet B747 then that would not be seen as being discriminatory because those positions would no longer be available. However, if a company was to make all the most junior captains and first officers on a fleet, (based solely on LIFO), redundant because they were reducing the numbers of aircraft operated, then that would probably be seen by the courts to be discriminatory. It would also allow those pilots the right of appeal against their compulsory redundancy.
The key word there is solely. That is exactly how Flybe were going to chop people in 2013. However they used a matrix with lifo being the most dominant factor. God knows how BA want to do it (aside from an equal number of Captains and FOs) because Balpa are not telling us at the moment, Im sure at the equivalent point in this process back then we already knew who was at risk.
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