Old 18th Feb 2010, 14:24
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This is about the big issue in European aviation nowadays. SCOPE
This fight has been fought by our colleagues on the other side of the atlantic after their big deregulation in the '80`s. The resulting scope clauses in their contracts litterally cover dozens of pages and for good reason.
Now it`s our turn here in Europe to defend our jobs. First BA tried it with OpenSkies, in Scandinavia the pilots are in an ongoing struggle against jobs moving to the Baltic countries and now it`s in Germany.
Gentlemen, we have to win this battle for all our sakes! Not only the pilots, but everybody who works for an airline in the EU will benefit from strong scope clauses that the pilots will work into their contracts.

I have worked closely with the VC people, both on this board and on the last, and I have gotten to know them as extremely professional and responsible.
I wish them all the best in this fight and I hope for all our sakes that they win the battle.
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