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Old 18th Sep 2017, 10:00
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Originally Posted by balusnomore View Post
.....and can't help but piss myself when folk are shocked when they get spived by the company and the country...

TBL Warrior, good to see you can get enjoyment out of reading about misfortunes of those working at PX.

It is not about complaining (no point in that..I'm no longer there), it is about letting others who might see PX as being an option for employment what they will be in for if they take the step.

And as stated...PX was not always like it is now...the years under the preceeding CEO were very good, the guys were happy and resignations were minimal.

Anyway, enjoy the read....just you dont "piss" yourself literaly, its not a good look.

Ill use some of my PX CRM ( from my quick reference non-tech{thanks JA} ) to defuse this conflict and say ; LET THE SHOW GO ON! Bloody oaf it's entertaining, I and about oh 300,000 other viewers can't get enough! GIDDY UP!!

Pink Floyds 'Time' should be the theme song for this masterpiece of F$&@kery they call PNG and PX, the line of "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way" says a lot..

Anyway back to soiling myself
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Old 24th Sep 2017, 12:33
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Receiving reports that AON still have not received any payments even after emails to Poxie highlighting the non payment.

Info is that the PNGAPA will be raising the issue with the regulator if a reply is not received from Poxie within the next couple of days.

Will the regulator investigate? Time will tell but it is PNG.
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Old 24th Sep 2017, 13:45
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A top guy!

Originally Posted by troppo View Post
On a brighter note and in recognition of a life time of achievement. Captain Lekwa Gure retires after 40 years of safe aviating. Credit where it is due chaps.
I had the pleasure of training Lekwa on the A310-300 and a more dedicated, professional and mature pilot you would go a long way to find better!

I had(have) some concerns about the rapid nationalisation of the expatriate pilot body as of 2017 but if many of them have the skills and airmanship of Lekwa I would fly with them anywhere!

He is now into politics and hopefully he will be able to contribute to his country as he did for PX!

Well done Lekwa, always proud of you!

Ian FISCHER
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 06:00
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Someone must have had a big win at the Casino this weekend as all AON payments have just been made.
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Old 25th Sep 2017, 21:51
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This news may come as a surprise to currently employed pilots at poxie.

A close source has advised me that there is a ground school being run for the 767 with externally employed pilots. The course is 2 weeks in and is being kept very hush hush from the pilot group.

No upgrades from the current pilot group.

And back on the ongoing financial dilemma reports are being received that a 767 receiving maintenance in China will not be released because of an unpaid bill reportedly around $5,000,000.
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Old 26th Sep 2017, 07:06
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Well,we now know where the "missing" AON Super $$money was going!!! Question is now,where to steal a LAZY $5 Million, to "buy back" the 76?? (Simon might have to hand back his "Proficiency Bonus" for screwing the pilots.)
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Old 27th Sep 2017, 14:12
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Originally Posted by mauswara View Post
Well,we now know where the "missing" AON Super $$money was going!!! Question is now,where to steal a LAZY $5 Million, to "buy back" the 76?? (Simon might have to hand back his "Proficiency Bonus" for screwing the pilots.)
Info not good. Unless the bill was paid at short notice. The aircraft in question has left heavy maintenance facility in China and should be back in POM as this is posted.
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Old 28th Sep 2017, 12:07
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Info is good.

And with regards the 767 training I have had it confirmed that 2 of the 3 F/O's on the course have no jet experience, one from Tonga and one from Oz.

Also being told that Toofar is referring to the F100 Checkies as "road blocks" because they are failing pilot's who cannot make the grade. He has told those road blockers that they cannot fail candidates and they will get as much line training as is required to get them to standard. They WILL pass!
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Old 2nd Oct 2017, 15:08
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Hi ain't called toofar for nothing. Don't worry I am sure the management will have a big prayer session around the board table on ANH 4 or Rei's inner sanctum on ANH 3 and guarantee all that sail on the good ship PX will be safe for ever and a day . Perhaps they could also be granted their most sacred of wishes to get rid of those pesky racist expats.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 04:16
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It has been a while since I received any solid information but finally it is at hand.

In summary:

• The application to appeal PNGAPA being excluded from the original Ruling was made on 12th September.
• This application was successful.
• The Judge suggested that this appeal be heard in conjunction with Poxies appeal against the original Ruling.
• PNGAPA lawyers are to prepare and present an “Index to review book”. This is now being done with the support and assistance of Poxies laywers.
• This document should be filed before the actual hearing date.
• All parties shall return to court on 16th October 2017 at 9.30am for directions.

There is anticipation that the appeals will be heard sometime in December.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 06:25
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Any update of events on the 16th of October?
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 10:39
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It was a directions hearing and I am awaiting details. Will post as soon as I have them.

I am not one for rumours as I only post validated information but I did have a giggle at the one doing the rounds at the moment and that is that Wassi is returning.

Maybe Simon Says is on the way out?? Damage control??
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 08:44
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So tours are being offered for those on the Fokker fleet. Although I’m yet to read the small print (and there will be a fair amount I bet) this new offering from above will be welcomed by many. With new contracts having to be signed......is this management starting to see the light or a “divide and conquer” move? Interesting times. Your views Olderairhead?
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 09:03
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Tours are being offered under the 2015 contract conditions. Question is when Poxie loses the appeal will those on tour be bound by the 2015 contract or will the tours be removed as all conditions relate to the 2015 contract. I have been provided with a copy of the FSO and will post it when I convert it to Word.

They also advertised for Dash Captains on Seek and you don't necessarily need Command time or time in country. Terms are not disclosed but they would have to be 2015 conditions. These tour options have not been offered to current Dash crew.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/34644125?type=standout&userqueryid=7df2f5d018bf42b9a48006b2f c8bac77-3536884
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 10:34
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The FSO

SUBJECT: Tours on the Fokker Fleet

Air Niugini is planning to implement Tours on the Fokker Fleet operation only. Tours will be open to citizen and expatriate crew operating on the Fokker Fleet.

Tours will be available in accordance with the following conditions:

• 2 year contract with the terms and conditions as per 2015 Pilot Contract,as applied through the 2017 Variations.
• The Employer at its discretion may offer tours to Pilots as allowed for under Part 122 Subpart E or an FRMS system.
• Clause 2.8 Secondary Employment of the 2015 Pilot Contract and Rule Part 122.53(b) Crew Member Responsibilities apply to Tour Pilots.
• Home base for a Tour Pilot shall be Port Moresby. The pilot may choose to domicile from an Air Niugini destination point. A ticket shall be provided to and from this selected point unless they are rostered to operate in our out from this point. Right to abode is the pilot's responsibility. Any other points chosen outside of the network point are at the pilots own time and cost.
• Air Niugini will offer Type "A" Tours only:
o Max of 28 days availability for Duty, followed by
o At least 21 days free of all duty.
• There will be a planned roster period of 21 On / 21 Off.
• KPI of 700 hours per annum OR ~88 hours per tour of duty can be expected.
• Hourly rate of K375/hour will be paid for flight hours above 88 hours on each tour
• The Annual Bonus rates for full time pilots will apply to Tour pilots
• Exceptions to the 2015 Pilot Contract Amended are as follows:
o Tour Pilots shall not accrue, nor shall they be entitled to take Annual Leave.
o Tour Pilots shall be entitled to seven (7) days Sick Leave per calendar year. Unused sick leave shall accumulate each year, up to a maximum of 14 days in 2 years. This may be cashed in after this period, per the contract terms, as the count shall be started again at the start of the next two years.
o Tour Pilots will be provided with accommodation whilst on tour of duty in Port Moresby on a shared apartment basis. For company overnights outside of Moresby accommodation and allowances will be provided.
o Tour pilots will receive meals whilst on operational duty, and an allowance of K100 per day while off duty during a tour in PNG.
o Whilst on tour the Employer shall be responsible for transportation of Tour Pilots to and from duty.
• No Reserve Days will be rostered for Tour Pilots whilst on a tour of duty.
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 11:43
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Well so far it’s looks very good although if it really is to be 88 hours per tour week three will be a bit of an up hill adventure.
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 22:14
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PX Management "Absolutely HATE" Tours!!This development would confirm they are now ,officially, "Absolutely Desperate" to crew (Fokker) flights,it seems.Question is, does application for tours (and acceptance) imply endorsement of the reviled 2015 contract?
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 08:38
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Poxie may be offering tours but still have not paid outstanding contributions to AON. Last payment was for June.

One member did pressure Poxie for payment and his is up to date but bugger everyone else.

Not legal Poxie.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 10:05
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EOI does not mean it will happen. Just a tactic to slow departures.
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 12:12
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To quote a cliche "Beware of Indians 🐻 bearing gifts"
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