View Full Version : Balpa forum down

21st Dec 2003, 01:44
Is it my machine or is there something wrong with the BALPA forum?

21st Dec 2003, 02:01
Down all day so far

21st Dec 2003, 07:23
Since last night (Friday).

Guess it'll stay that way til Monday.

21st Dec 2003, 18:30
I think that we should get better than this from possibly the most expensive union in the world.

22nd Dec 2003, 06:37
Certainly not the most expensive union in the world.

Look at Scandanavia and the States!

22nd Dec 2003, 12:02
I think it's ridiculous the amount of money that balpa charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:\ :\ :\ :\

Anthony Carn
22nd Dec 2003, 15:10
Oh no !!!

BALPA forum down !!!

Without this massive wall of defence against the marauding management we are all at peril from death and destruction ! :rolleyes:

On the other hand, maybe BALPA are just a very expensive waste of space, virtual or otherwise (unless you work for BA). :*

22nd Dec 2003, 16:45
I have no doubt that the Virgin Capt at the centre of the drink allogations will consider his BALPA fees to be small change at this moment.....that's if he is a member. If he isn't well......lawyers are cheap and all Non BALPA members have got legal protection and deep pockets haven't they?

22nd Dec 2003, 17:07
As I understand it he will get no legal assistance from BALPA if they believe he is guilty. He will just get advice on sorting himself out and geting a new job etc.

Typical wolfish tabloids again though. Had that been a doctor, whilst not sympathising with him, I'm sure that some papers would have suggested that long hours, little family time, awful state of the health service (his business), stress at work etc. could have contributed to his illness.

This fella sounds like he had a lot on his plate.

Wouldn't it be funny if the longest thread on PPRUNE was a thread about the BALPA forum being down?!


22nd Dec 2003, 18:30
Site working again apparently fault lay in telephone/coms link which also disabled auto engineer alert.Normal service resumes.:ok:

22nd Dec 2003, 18:34
Well, it's back on line now!

The problem appears to be a telephone/coms one, this not only crashed the site but stopped the automated text alert to the standby engineer

Not quite the longest thread ever!

re Balpa legal assistance: There ain't a lawyer in the world who will take a case unless he/she believes there is a chance of winning. Balpa is no different to every law firm in the land!

With 90+% membership at Virgin, there is a fair chance he is a member. If he's innocent, he'll get the representation he deserves.

22nd Dec 2003, 20:53
For the money that balpa costs innocent, or not I'd expect there legal assistance.
:\ :\

Anthony Carn
23rd Dec 2003, 23:26
One can arrange one's own Legal Insurance at a fraction of the cost of BALPA.

Plus you're conscience is clear if you are of the opinion that BALPA don't deserve your membership.

Plus, if the above is your opinion, BALPA may get that message, provided enough pilots decide not to join. Maybe BALPA wil then improve their act to be more in line with your required standards.

Unless you're with BA, in which case BALPA membership is, some would say, a no-brainer. Which is a big wodge of subscription cash, so why, some would argue, should BALPA bother with any of the industry outside of BA ?

24th Dec 2003, 17:07
<<As I understand it he will get no legal assistance from BALPA if they believe he is guilty. >>

You have been misinformed.

I have personal experience. He will get the full support of Balpa. What Balpa will not do is to waste members' money in initiating a legal claim against a party where there is no hope of success.

25th Dec 2003, 17:42
Just like the full support the 2 pilots arrested in Oslo last month obviously got.

25th Dec 2003, 20:18

Those guys did and are getting FULL Balpa support.

Just because they resigned seems to make you think differently....you are wrong!