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Old 19th Feb 2008, 12:57
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Chris Higgins
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Posts: 601
Pass a Frozo,

So do you think that we should all take 50% pay cuts and pay for a job? Will that attract people of intelligence and integrity to the industry? Will that solve the pilot shortage?

No way! Unions are here to establish a line in the sand that allows new aspiring pilots something to reach for.

By simply selling out, both the airline managers as well as the pilots themselves are destroying the talent pool to draw upon in the future. An airline association and its membership can be one of the most useful resources for an employer. It's when things get out of balance, as has happened in Oz recently, that we see a decline in standards throughout the industry.
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