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Gatwick controller shortage?

Old 15th Jun 2022, 17:15
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Don’t believe all you read in the media.
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 23:57
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Gatwick may find it an interesting exercise to get staff through the door. They can't access the trainees from NATS college because of the Solutions branding. ATCOs that might be keen to join Proper NATS may think twice when they realise they're actually getting the NATS Lite package with no natsags and none of the career progression that Proper NATS have. As for pensions, can't see the 9/18 deal being offered either! Pay deals, nope - won't get the Proper NATS rates on that either. Solutions is at best the illegitimate child of Proper NATS, sometimes part of the family and sometimes not depending on circumstances that management decide on. That's just for the ATCOs though, I will take a guess that the GM will be Proper NATS......
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Old 17th Jun 2022, 10:13
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Announced on radio today; Gatwick Airport are reducing movements over the summer period.
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Old 17th Jun 2022, 21:20
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Originally Posted by escaped.atco View Post
Gatwick may find it an interesting exercise to get staff through the door. They can't access the trainees from NATS college because of the Solutions branding. ATCOs that might be keen to join Proper NATS may think twice when they realise they're actually getting the NATS Lite package with no natsags and none of the career progression that Proper NATS have. As for pensions, can't see the 9/18 deal being offered either! Pay deals, nope - won't get the Proper NATS rates on that either. Solutions is at best the illegitimate child of Proper NATS, sometimes part of the family and sometimes not depending on circumstances that management decide on. That's just for the ATCOs though, I will take a guess that the GM will be Proper NATS......
Congratulations , as far as I am concerned, you have summed up the situation correctly & concisely. Well done.
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Old 25th Jun 2022, 22:54
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Any link with the reduction in movement rate by a considerate Gatwick airport (to help passengers and the airlines), being down to Gatwick ATC capacity primarily? I did not start the rumour.....
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Old 13th Jul 2022, 20:49
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Any Gatwick tower controllers here???

Hey guys and gals,

sorry to hijack this thread but I need to chat to a valid Gatwick or Heathrow tower controller.

just want to check a few things….

cheers all
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