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Old 18th Apr 2018, 08:41
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
After today's announcement Poxie published the following memo:

Message to All Pilots April 2018

In recognition of the increased productivity and the demanding nature of flying operations in PNG on the Fokker aircraft, the company has decided to review the terms and conditions of Fokker pilots, and to reward them with the same remuneration as those on the B737.

For those coming off a Fokker Salary onto the B737 salary the new signing will superseded the previous Fokker Base Salary PLUS the additional K15,000 per annum over two years, as awarded in the 2017 Variation Clause.

For the Fokker Pilots signing onto the new B737 Salary Scale there will be a three (3) year freeze on the Fokker type after signing. Accordingly promotional opportunity within this time frame through the Bidding process will NOT apply unless approved by the Review Board Committee and/or Management for any movement onto the B737.

The salary adjustments will be on a point-to-point basis, and to the A scale. This change will introduce a single pay scale for all pilots on Air Niugini B737 and Fokker aircraft. The new pay scale will be known as the “Narrow Body Jet Pay Scale” and be identical to the current B737 A Scale.

There are no changes to B767 crew currently on the A scale. This will be know as the “Wide Body Jet Pay Scale”.

In line with the above-mentioned adjustments, the B scale will be removed from all remuneration packages. Therefore, B767 and B737 First Offices and Dash 8 Captains, currently on the B scale, will move to the corresponding A scale.
All the above changes will take effect upon signing of a new Execution Clause.

Also, to assist in the management of fatigue, the rostering practices for Fokker crews who are domiciled in Cairns will be amended. Crews may be rostered to commence duty following “days off” by operating PX093, and to complete a series of work days ending with a duty flight operating PX090. In the event that a crew member is not available for PX093 the corresponding pilot, who has operated PX090 will be required to operate PX093 and then position to Cairns at a later time, i.e. the currently practice.

I trust the above-mentioned adjustments will be mutually satisfying and rewarding. Your Fleet Manager can provide additional information if required.

Thank you all for your continued assistance and support

Christopher Mileng
Acting General Manager Flight Operations
Definitely a move in the right direction but still doesn’t address the issue of consultative process. When the wind changes direction will the T&Cs be cut back again due to incapacity to pay.

Anyway it’s a win for the guys on the F100 but I guess you have to sell your soul (ie give up any chance of a win in the court case) to get it.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 09:24
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Look a distraction!

He guys!
Don’t forget the end game. These are just distractions to the final court case. Don’t let them pull you away from the work that has already been done.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 10:28
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This is not a salary improvement. The Fokker bonus in the 2017 brings the Fokker salary up to B737 levels anyway. Without a 3 year type freeze. Network and Alliance are still a significantly better option.
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 12:04
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Ok maybe I was wrong to suggest it was an improvement. I didn’t know the details and so should have kept my mouth shut. I also continue to strongly urge all concerned to consider other options if they have them.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 00:52
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Smoke and Mirrors.

Sounds like a thing that has come from a certain consultant.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:54
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From what I am hearing this new non negotiated amendment to the non negotiated and forced 2015 contract which is still under challenge in the court is nothing more than an enticement to try and recruit new pilots.

Currently employed Fokker drivers who have been on type will now be locked in for a further 3 years and still be on the same A scale as before so where is the benefit of agreeing to the non negotiated variation.

The same goes for the Dash fleet.

Troops are not happy and believe with the change in chairs all they have ended up with is a Toofar mini me and a Simon Says clone.
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 09:33
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
From what I am hearing this new non negotiated amendment to the non negotiated and forced 2015 contract which is still under challenge in the court is nothing more than an enticement to try and recruit new pilots.

Currently employed Fokker drivers who have been on type will now be locked in for a further 3 years and still be on the same A scale as before so where is the benefit of agreeing to the non negotiated variation.

The same goes for the Dash fleet.

Troops are not happy and believe with the change in chairs all they have ended up with is a Toofar mini me and a Simon Says clone.
Re the new non management team I refer to my post on this thread dated the 30th of March reproduced below.

"Knowing the rumoured replacements.The said acting CEO was a confidant and advisor to Simple Simon. The new EMFO close to the deposed King Too Far. More of the same ?? The big problem is that the replacements have a little more intelligence!
So more of the same just further up the proverbial."
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 10:07
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I am hearing lots of negativity over Poxies latest non negotiated contract variation.

For example if a Fokker Capt signs the variation and has already done 3, 4, 5 etc years on type they get slapped with another 3 year freeze for the princley sum of $98 per week before tax as a reward. Really?

And as for the removal of B scale it only affects 2 pilots, all the rest (22) are on A scale so what a waste.

As they are advertising for a new MD who can the pilot groups talk to because it is obvious that an interim MD will not make any decisions or even enter into negotiations especially with a Court ruling imminent.

​​​​​​​The only conclusion is that they are trying to lure (recruit) more victims into their Web of deceit by offering better (haha) conditions
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 11:22
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A coincidence?

PNG Air’s Chief Executive Officer changes

PNG Air’s Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Muralee Siva, has resigned as CEO of the airline after more than 5 years in the role.
Mr Siva was appointed as CEO in November 2012, and has overseen a great deal of change in the airline. Under his watch, the airline has implemented a strategy of focussing more on regular passenger transport services, become majority owned by major PNG institutions NasFund and MRDC, re-fleeted with brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft and rebranded itself as PNG Air.
Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, Murray Woo, said “Muralee believes that after more than 5 years in the role and with rebranding and the initial stage of the re-fleeting program successfully completed, it is time for him to move on, and to allow someone with a new perspective and a different set of ideas to come in and take the Company through the next stage of its development”.
“The Board has been speaking for some time to Muralee about a transition, and agrees that this is the right time for it. Muralee has done an outstanding job and leaves the airline with a sound foundation to grow and prosper into the future with the ongoing support of its major shareholders.”
“On behalf of the Board, the Company and NasFund and MRDC, I want to express to Muralee our appreciation of his outstanding efforts and contribution. I sincerely thank him for his dedication to the Company, and for the skills, experience and acumen he has brought to it,” said Mr Woo.
Mr Woo announced that in the interim before appointment of a permanent CEO, the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Abbot, will be the acting CEO. Mr Abbot joined the Company as Manager Sales & Distribution in January 2011, and became the Chief Commercial Officer in October 2013. In that role he has been responsible for the airline increasing its RPT sales by 18% year on year since 2012, and for the airline achieving its highest ever total revenue in 2017.
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Old 25th Apr 2018, 13:53
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And not a single mention of their continuing massive losses and on going pilot resignations.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 11:19
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Hello my Aviator,

Pilot Patrick here, I understand Ryan Air looking at sending Crew on contract to this Air Papua New Guinea as Commader 737.

is there much activities in port Elizabeth on the four days off?

ciao
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 11:24
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PNGAIR insolvent

Strong rumour that PNGAIR is insolvent. As the the major shareholders are either the superfunds or political cronies the government has decided and decreed that the operation will be absorbed by Poxie.
Interesting to see if this decree comes to fruition and how dysfunctional the new entity will be.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 03:41
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Been inundated with info from Paradise. Where to start?

I have been told that King Julien's appointment by the Board was done without consultation with O'Steal who is said to be not too happy about not being consulted.

As we know the position was advertised but it was supposed to go to the Saviour from the sand but now may not be happening. Advertisement is a smoke screen. King Julien's recent contract changes would make him look good to the Board, no need to employ externally, King gets the job. Then mayhem.

King Julien rumoured to have had a meeting with the engineers and told them there numbers will be reduced. Got to get money to pay the pilots somehow.

Also reported that O'Steal called an emergency Board meeting to discuss the merger of PNG Air and Poxie.

Some fact, some fiction, time will tell.

Bottom line is all is not well and only getting worse.

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Old 28th Apr 2018, 04:12
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Originally Posted by PilotPatrick69 View Post
Hello my Aviator,

Pilot Patrick here, I understand Ryan Air looking at sending Crew on contract to this Air Papua New Guinea as Commader 737.

is there much activities in port Elizabeth on the four days off?

ciao
Wrong country mate, this is PNG, the big island north of Australia,capitol city Port Moresby, arguably one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 04:53
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Originally Posted by faheel View Post
Wrong country mate, this is PNG, the big island north of Australia,capitol city Port Moresby, arguably one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
There was an advert on latestpilotjobs.com yesterday by Ryanair for 737 pilots based in Papua New Guinea but it has disappeared today. Probably an error.....or was it?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 05:42
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Originally Posted by olderairhead View Post
King Julien rumoured to have had a meeting with the engineers and told them there numbers will be reduced. Got to get money to pay the pilots somehow.
Had a few messages from the boys in the hangar saying they are steeling themselves for the cuts.

To be honest, I am surprised King Julien survived his tenure as GM Engineering without meeting a sticky end, the way he treated the national engineers.

At least us expats could tell him to get ******
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Old 1st May 2018, 10:46
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I am hearing from an extremely good source that King Julien now has an excellent contender, maybe by political persuasion, that will definitely appeal to both pilot groups. More to come soon.
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Old 2nd May 2018, 10:43
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Poxie recently advertised internally for bids for 767 F/O's but as we know there is no career progression in Poxie. You guessed it, they employed direct entry F/O's from their opposition instead of rewarding long serving employees.

Obviously King Julien and Minnie Me are no different to their predecessors.
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Old 4th May 2018, 09:15
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Interesting criteria for the advertised MD position.

MD information pack

Do they have someone in mind??
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Old 6th May 2018, 08:05
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King Julian

Heard King Julian is focusing in cleaning everything from Air Niugini Haus. Keeping Sam too far very close to his heart.
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