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Old 19th Oct 2009, 12:14
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After now reading the earlier post I have no problem putting a few things on the record to dispel some of the rubbish that a number of managers like you are starting to spread.

Of course when the truth cmes out all you really support is your desire to feather your nest and perpetuate the 1970's practices of a bloated and overpaid group of primadonnas.
I took a 30k per annum pay cut to work as a full time Secretary of our union. I love my job because I get to work with Engineers all over Australia to help them with the various issues that arise in their workplaces. I don't work shift work but I think I have to do more work at night now than I ever did.

How is the campaign for election to federal politics going, you have as much credibility as Greg Combet and Jullia Gillard.
I have never been a member of any political party. I find politics completely boring and would rather be a truck driver. Keep this post and give it to the papers - let them know that I have voted Greens, Liberal, Labor and One Nation. I am not seeking credibility in your eyes, I just want to assure our members that their current Secretary wants nothing more than to stay put.

I'm tipping that you aren't a Qf LAME - I will have a punt and say a Virgin manager. Ex Emirates to boot and extremely angry about our last notice.
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 13:03
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If JH treats its staff with respect, trains to an appropriate level and employs some half decent managers
Could you clarify this statement, seems a bit odd to bring these three things into this discussion.....
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 22:26
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Not QF LAME.


F.Y.I. it was the AAE board that directed that, following their experience with XMO at JHAS, the remaining freighters be maintained at QF Tulla.


Like it or not, JHAS just aren't geared up properly to do major maintenance on ageing aircraft. Hence, even they have scaled back their heavy maint. ambitions to a single line only (full of new-ish Virgin Embraers just now). With the remaining lines being mostly Jetstar and Tiger A checks and Tiger line maintenance as well as some strategic and Virgin NG work. Nothing stopping JHAS from gearing right up. Only it would take some further Capital investment. Perhaps there is the stumbling block?


What does make ones blood boil is when, after signing a contract to maintain the strategic A330's, JHAS come calling to QF to "borrow" parts to troubleshoot defects (A330 apu defect was the last one I heard of). They then look bemused when they are rightly told, in my opinion, that it's their contract and it's up to them to support it with all the equipment and parts necessary. Can't have your cake and eat it too by undercutting your competitors and then expect them to come and bail you out of the poo by borrowing their spare parts for free!


Meanwhile, the trail of the new Jetstar heavy maint base seems to have gone cold. Especially for a facility that is to be up and running by February. Anybody heard anything more?
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 23:34
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Chockchucker,

I think the hiring of tooling and parts works both ways, recently QF wanted to hire the JHAS hanger to do some work on a 747.

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Old 20th Oct 2009, 08:42
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An otherwise empty hangar is one thing.

A rotable that could leave a QF plane AOG somewhere because its on a Strategic aircraft is another.
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 11:32
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If your pooling and spares people gave away an item that exposed you to that extent, they should be replaced. Simple really. An IATA carrier is obligated to supply any other IATA carrier.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 06:53
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Simple really. An IATA carrier is obligated to supply any other IATA carrier.
Very true but you need to be a member of IATA first
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 06:54
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Whilst I applaud Jetstar for looking to bring work on-shore and create local jobs, I do wonder where all the qualified LAME's are going to come from?..
I wonder if any of the employees will be of the 457 visa type?
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 11:23
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ALAEA Fed Sec,

in regards to your comment on JHAS management.......

who cares if you don't get along with them.

Your duty is to represent the members there, not be pals with management. Just because you are fighting with management, doesn't mean you should neglect the members there who help pay your wages.

So what was it you were saying again about jobs for Aussie workers?

Oh I forgot, It's jobs for Qantas workers!

Where is the work going???????

I bet it's not staying in Australia.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 23:38
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If JH treats its staff with respect, trains to an appropriate level and employs some half decent managers I'm sure they could also pump them out in 19 days. At this stage it appears that they are more intent on spending their days ensuring that the AMWU and ALAEA can't get on to the base. A co-operative relationship will be beneficial for all parties.
This is what I said. Some of the Managers at JH spend more time preventing ALAEA access to the site preventing a co-operative relationship. We do represent our members at JH against all the obstacles placed in front of us by the managers. This year we have had more meetings with JH members than we have had with the Qantas members. The JH meetings have all been offsite at the Melbourne Airport Club.

Peddle your stories elsewhere bloke.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 00:51
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Stop whingeingFed Sec and start doing yor job , it is not laid on for you at JHA . All the hard work was done at QF years ago , before the ALAEA existed .Your turn now but your are doing what all LAME's do whinge.
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 03:37
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I reckon he is.He secured a better pay rise than anyone else has since working the airline game, so in that regard he's doing just fine by me.And thanks for the chance to tell you so
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Old 23rd Oct 2009, 03:45
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Pretty easy picking out the Management stooges ,isn't it!
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 10:38
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I reckon he is.He secured a better pay rise than anyone else has since working the airline game,
And not just for LAMEs, but for all other workers at QF who scored similar conditions from our efforts.
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Old 25th Oct 2009, 13:45
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To ALAEA Fed Sec,

As a current LAME who has worked for a few companies in OZ i applaud you and your efforts. I know i speak for alot of LAME's when i say we r proud that you are in front of us and what you are trying to achieve. please don't listen to the BS that some wankers leave on here. cheers mate.
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 03:32
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if its so good what is all the wailing about . Oh , i should know , its in the LAME DNA . Watch you guys don't
kill the golden goose .
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Old 26th Oct 2009, 07:10
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theres one goose here oiame and it ain't the fed sec......
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Old 27th Oct 2009, 02:07
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Don't worry about the management stooges>

Just listen to the dribble coming from the Qantas stooges.

Gee can we have some more back slapping..?

I think I'm going to vomit.

Reading some of the praise is worse than watching a chick flick.

What about answering the question.....where is the Jetstar work going to go?

Overseas I bet....

Let's have another campaign where we shut the gate after the horse has bolted. We all know how well the work gets done overseas.
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Old 19th Nov 2009, 10:36
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So now all you ladies have had your winge, how about talk about the topic. The next Jetstar base. Perhaps Adelaide or Perth would be a good un tapped spot with plenty of land around. However it will most likely end up at Brisbane where the RAAF A330 tanker program is.
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