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Old 10th Oct 2014, 12:29
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Vote with your common sense!

Well said BB,

this EBA is about shoring up your rights and entitlements, and you are one of the last CAO 48 people that have that enshrined in their EBA. Don't lose it - it is gold. If the company wants to introduce FMSs, that is between them and CASA. You guys get to benefit both ways; FMS says you can't fly - you can't fly. CAO 48 says you can't fly - you can't fly. They disagree? You can't fly.

Next time you have an early sign-on, look for the off-going JetShaft crew. Do you want to be like zombies?

Download and read the Fair Work Act - it's just like CARs, and if you can't read them, then you shouldn't be where you are. The LAW is the over-riding thing here, and the LAW says that you cannot be disadvantaged unless you agree to it. Draw a line in the sand behind your current EBA, and then get better pay and conditions.

Always remember, from the FWA commissioners' viewpoint, if you vote UP an EBA then that is a show that the majority 100% support it. If you support it less than 100%, vote no.

Qantas can be taken on - I've done it and won. Just remember "yes" means 100% committal and agreeance from you and your (future) family. NO means I'm not totally happy.

Good Luck all, I think you need to think hard on this,

Ned
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 21:22
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Eastern EBA Update

Hey guys, if you haven't seen Eastern's update from this weekend, jump on the AFAP website and have a squizz.

Company refusing to backdate pay freeze if agreement not reached by NYE.
Company offering nothing to recognise CAO48.1 + FRMS.

Lol.
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 22:02
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Rename thread Qantaslink EBAs. Surely changes to work rules are worth a decent percentage. Otherwise why would any pilot vote up an EBA that sees him work more for no pay increase? It stinks of Oldmeadow.

Qantaslink has long been an absolute cash cow for Qantas. I can't see them risking that if the QL crews start parking them. A perfect storm of EBAs!
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Old 13th Oct 2014, 23:44
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You only have to look at what the company has done to the Sunny engineers.
Exactly like the threats are now. Engineers still on 2009 eba but they had to increase pay to get more engineers to cover increased work/aircraft.
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Old 14th Oct 2014, 04:55
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To the guys and gals of Sunnies and Eastern, for god sake show them you have a set and stand up for yourselves! These two documents are the last remotely decent EBA's in the Australian regional Airline industry. Ask yourself, do you really want to work in an industry where you have virtually no rights and crap conditions for life? You'll never get back what you give away, ever!

These agreements are the end game for the regional's here, if they get this the industry is shot. I surely hope you have a good pilot council on this one.

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Old 14th Oct 2014, 20:33
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CAO48 as it is enshrined in the EA is most definitely the "Elephant" in the room. Make no mistake, the company see the introduction of the FMS as a golden opportunity. Unlike Optimiser it will provide real productivity increases. Like Optimiser it will also drastically change pilots lifestyles, and not for the better either.

The problem is, it will probably be unworkable due to that pesky CAO48.

I know (says management), lets pretend it's just a minor issue and continue to paly hardball. What a bunch of [email protected]! They should be kissing the pilot group's collective arses about now.

Get ready for some pain QLink management. By underestimating the Union negotiators your FMS is about to become one giant Clusterf#ckl!

Good luck everyone, I reckon you have them by the [email protected] They're just too dumb/arrogant to realise.

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Old 16th Oct 2014, 09:52
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Don't forget there's an umpire!

The Fair Work comissioners hear arguments based upon the law at the time. If you can demonstrate that you have incresed productivity since your last EBA, if you can demonstrate that even CPI increases have not been passed on to you - when they have been to many industries - if you can demonstrate that Alan is singling out employees as a cost-cutting measure, then you can gain something here.

FWA cares not how Alan and his board makes money, nor whether they do or do not. The managements' job is to steer the ship, and if fuel costs went up to $300 a barrel, you would still continue.

To assume that workers costs do not rise is simply bullying tactics, and the simplest of those is "Be thankful that you have a job." I remember one J-shaft EBA when we tied our bonuses to those of QF execs. 747 captain mates in QF got $2000 annual bonus. As an A320 F/O I got $8500. Snouts in troughs, ladies and gentlemen.

If there is a trough - put your snout in. The survival of the company isn't your job, neither should it be your concern. It is the job of the CEO, management, and the board, and IMHO it is about time they got off their collective loathesome spotty behinds and started running an airline!!!

Sheeez! Sorry if I went over the top there, but all I'm saying to you all is think, OK?

Cheers,

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Old 16th Oct 2014, 10:40
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There are some guys saying to me that we should have a 'unified front' (ala Eastern and Sunstate organising a joint PIA campaign). One must tread very carefully down that road as the umpire may consider that as collusion (which is illegal). If both groups just happen to enter PIA at the same time then that's just a bad coincidence for management

The whole divide and conquer mantra appears to be not in their favor at present as Qantas have 4 pilot group EBAs up for negotiation and/or vote. Pitting one group against the other isn't going to work for them. Stay strong, and victory is assured.

Vive la Révolution!

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Old 16th Oct 2014, 12:12
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1. 4.5% pay cut

2. No over-night allowances

3. Bend over fatigue management so I work 10% more hrs in a given year (for that pay cut)



Awesome, where do I sign?



I think the Union should insist on a DAMP Test before any further negotiations with Management as they are obviously smoking Crack!
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Old 16th Oct 2014, 12:19
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Originally Posted by Fuel-Off View Post
There are some guys saying to me that we should have a 'unified front' (ala Eastern and Sunstate organising a joint PIA campaign). One must tread very carefully down that road as the umpire may consider that as collusion (which is illegal). If both groups just happen to enter PIA at the same time then that's just a bad coincidence for management

The whole divide and conquer mantra appears to be not in their favor at present as Qantas have 4 pilot group EBAs up for negotiation and/or vote. Pitting one group against the other isn't going to work for them. Stay strong, and victory is assured.

Vive la Révolution!

Fuel-Off
Negotiating a new agreement that coincides with another like section of a company is not unusual Fuel Off.

If the claims are similar then that really isn't an issue either as long as it's not pattern bargaining and the claims are in line with Fair Work Act requirements eg are 'permitted' matters. Then there is little that can withstand taking protected industrial action.

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Old 21st Oct 2014, 02:51
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Sunstate EBA 2014

Yadot,

If I'm not mistaken the Air France pilots gave up the strike with no gains, and the company pushing ahead with LCC expansion. No idea why they'd give it up. That sure as shit won't be happening in the Rex/EAA/SSA/JQ/QF campaigns. I hope.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 06:41
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What makes you think EAA would want SSA on board given the history??

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Old 21st Oct 2014, 10:46
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What makes you think EAA would want SSA on board given the history??
History lesson for people such as fpvdude (disclaimer: as it was told to me):

Apology: I've been told (by someone I can trust) that "As it was told to me" is simply not correct, so I've deleted what I wrote.

Sorry again for any problems I caused with my post.


DIVOSH!

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Old 21st Oct 2014, 14:33
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DIVOSH
That's it!

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Old 21st Oct 2014, 21:56
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15% you are dreaming DiVosh. I heard it was like 8%. Anyway, Kumar was never going to give Eastern the Q400 as I was told he hated the eastern militarism.

Also the SAME PEOPLE in the pilot council over the years negotiated EBA's with better conditions than Eastern. Maybe they are still there because they keep doing a good job?

Just wanted to clear that up.
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Old 21st Oct 2014, 23:58
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The EAA / SSA thing is from yesteryear. It's a topic for reminiscing not debating.

Back to today. No-one AFAIK at EAA is going to sign away CAO48.1 without something else to replace it - money, lifestyle, days off, whatever. No-one at EAA is in a burning rush to get a new EBA signed either. It wouldn't surprise me if nothing much happens for another year or so, when Group HQ might start to take interest. Yawn.

I'm actually encouraged by the terms of the engineers' EBA. It's business as usual with a good dose of common sense on both sides.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 02:30
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Re the EAA SSA Q400 carry-on. I'll go out on a limb and say that only about 20% of current EAA pilots are from that EBA negotiation. Its like '89, except for butterflies.
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Old 22nd Oct 2014, 20:47
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"No-one AFAIK at EAA is going to sign away CAO48.1 without something else to replace it - money, lifestyle, days off, whatever."

DO NOT TRADE CAO48 FOR ANYTHING.
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Old 23rd Oct 2014, 11:55
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I bet they'd trade it for a nice C-Series or A319!
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Old 23rd Oct 2014, 13:16
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This is where your wage freeze goes

A CONTENTIOUS proposal to pay Alan Joyce an extra $2.5 million in three-years time will be voted on at today’s Qantas Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.

The long term incentive — expected to be vigorously debated — is designed to reward the CEO for achieving priorities of Qantas’ transformation agenda, including $2 billion in cost reductions by 2017.

What a greedy little farker!


Back when Geoff Dixon was in his last year as CEO, QF pilots were asked to save $11m to 'help' out because QF were supposedly struggling and had too big a surplus of pilots. The pilots bent over backward and took low lines etc to save this money and the jobs, no prizes for guessing how big GD's bonus was when he left that year. Robbed, straight out of the pilots pockets and into his.

Here we are again, different year, different CEO but same situation. Maybe it's time to give him the bird and say "fark you, if you won't show restraint, then neither will I."
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