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Turbulent times at Nauru Airlines

Old 14th Jun 2019, 09:59
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Pardon the pun, but I ‘P!33ed’ myself laughing at that story. Mind you, it was the First Class toilet and not the plebs toilet down the back so not all bad.

Might explain the permanent scowl, though.
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Old 14th Jun 2019, 10:52
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Me thinks Mr Judd should go back to walking dogs
Now, that's a bit unfair old chap. No offence meant. The PR firm article was merely posted for general interest reading and nothing else.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 03:21
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Sorry if I hurt your feelings Judd but if all these matters raised here and repeated in the press are untrue as TJ and his cronies say then why haven't they demanded and received a retraction in the press. If it was me I would demand the press apologise if it was false but the silence has been deafening. I haven't seen much benefit for Nauru or the Nauruans so far but a lot of others seem to be doing well.
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Old 16th Jun 2019, 22:00
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I have just finished reading last weeks emailed protest from the chairman sent to me by those what know I’m interested.

For a person that has complained about receiving long emails from others, even questioning their mental stability as a result of them writing those long emails, it’s pretty ironic that his is a long email. I’m not qualified to give any medical opinions.

Overall, the effort is pretty ineffective and barely addresses the issues but is more of a trumpet blowing effort which is un-surprising. Some examples …………….

Referring to the allegations in the papers he says “let me address those matters …………” but then ignores most of them. There is reference to Zapways with a denial of the figure of $800,000. They really really should get together with a common line going among the “inner circle”. It has been overheard with this figure being quoted, denials are considered as worthless as salt.

“80 hours per week for Air Vanuatu” merely an overstatement of hours by 10% when compared to the schedule which I’ve been sent a copy of.

“continues to be the leading airline in the Pacific” – hmm, compared to Fiji Air, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian, Air Calin, Virgin (NZ) etc. – not even in the race.

There is further reference to AA Nova and the comment “…..at no time has this company provided services or personnel to Nauru Airlines”. Maybe not directly but another one hard to swallow when two directors of AA Nova have positions that weren’t advertised (willing to be proved wrong to find if they were) in Nauru Airlines. People simply don’t see that as above board.

Then “the bid was not successful and the company remains dormant” Why then were there flight attendant courses being advertised and why (if the company is dormant) is the website currently “under construction”? Interestingly the company is still listed on the ASIC website as of this evening. See extract below at end copied from the ASIC website.

There is, in the email, a claim that the Nauru government issued a media release but a search of the Nauru government website can find no sign of that. The last media release was in January, 2019.

Media Release - The Government of the Republic of Nauru

As to the CASA audit, how many findings were there – word on the street suggests they exceeded 30? Five or six under the previous management was considered bad.

It, email, was nothing other than a PR exercise but whilst you can pull the wool over eyes for a time, people are smarter than that and are not conned for ever. “Sugar talk” only goes so far.

Speaking of PR exercises, is this the firm the airline uses as indicated in post 59? Can’t be too many Lyall Mercers around.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/fede...15-gk9g64.html

There is a further link in that story worth reading.

Name:
AA NOVA GLOBAL PTY LTD
ACN:
620 743 802
Registration date:
28/07/2017
Next review date:
28/07/2019
Status:
Registered
Type:
Australian Proprietary Company, Limited By Shares
Locality of registered office:

PRAHRAN EAST VIC 3181
Regulator:
Australian Securities & Investments Commission


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Old 17th Jun 2019, 11:08
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“I’m not qualified to give any medical opinions”

No need to, It appears the jury has already returned a unanimous verdict.
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Old 17th Jun 2019, 12:18
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Originally Posted by feenix Follow up article again today in the Courier Mail
Can anyone post the article? I can't get it from out here...



FOAM, is this the one you're unable to get or another?





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Old 17th Jun 2019, 12:27
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So, today’s little gem is a “Building for the Future” workshop. It seems management want staff input and ideas to assist moving forward. Contrast that to the wealth of experience and ideas that were there among staff when the new team took over but were not listened to when anyone tried to offer something. No such input sought when imposing Zapways ………………..

I reckon it’s a bit of trying to shut the gate after the bolting horse and would of been better received before the staff became disengaged but its’ probably too late to reverse that. I hope the turnup is better than the recent empowerment training!!!! Many are wondering if the workshop is being conducted by another mate? I expect I’ll find out after Wednesday, I seem to have no trouble being sent stuff.

In my circles it would have been more courteous to “request” attendance rather than “all available managers and staff are to attend” (my highlighting). No regard for those on a day off and at little more than 36 hours notice – typical of the style.

I also wonder if it will it be more of “if someone wants to remain in the past, then Nauru Airlines will most likely not be their future home!” I am told this is a direct quote from an email sent by the chairman to many ….. and possibly elsewhere. Who’s a bully boy, then?

I was asked today what I knew of the Naruan government travel policy for airline staff. Not a lot however but after asking around I am told that some time about 2 years ago a government cabinet decision was passed that allowed only the CEO and Chairman to travel in business class on official travel and no-one is aware that it has been withdrawn. This policy sent out to all via a company wide announcement. Reliable feedback to me indicates that this policy (which – if it has changed, has not been made known to anyone – so much for effective communication!!) is being ignored by many of the “inner circle” and others in favour. A recent occasion saw one geriatric manager upgrade a “builder” and a “cook” to business class (where he was sitting contrary to the currently known government policy) much to the upset of a travelling Naruan politician in a lesser seat. No way to treat your masters, boys, not a good look!!!!

I’m told the internal travel policy has no such restriction but I would think a government policy (e.g. by the owners) would override that. The recently revised internal travel policy was the one that severely limited the opportunities for staff, particularly locals, and had to be rapidly reviewed because of the outcry. More good management – not – and little wonder there is low respect. It’d help if the “inner circle” woke up that respect has to be commanded, not demanded - but pigs will likely fly before that occurs.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 09:21
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So, yesterday, a talk fest about company image, not much more and with little opportunity for “towards the future” comments or suggestions from the attendance. IF the management are serious and not running a window dressing exercise they need to allocate more than a pathetic two hours however some can’t seem to grasp that. When will there be followup opportunities for those that couldn’t get there to have their say - after all the Chairman wrote “……we need everyone to play their part ….” - it’s doubted that will happen?

Internal advertising for some Flight Operations positions now. What’s happened to the mate rapidly parachuted in over 4 months ago to be the new FOM, who hasn’t become current yet on type and is still not in the role yet. Is he still reportedly collecting the FOM allowance and the Check/training supplements? Not bad moolah for 4 days/week. There are those whose initial enthusiasm for the new fellow, despite his connection to the top, is dropping rapidly and he’ll have to battle to earn anything like the respect of the bloke he was hand picked to replace. Is he is having second thoughts, everyone would understand if that’s the case? There’s an old saying about dogs and fleas.

Who is the one disparingly known now as The Optician (i.e an “I” Specialist)?

Is it correct another pilot has resigned, who next?
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 07:57
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who next?
The word is filtering out – trawl Facebook or listen to the chatter on the island. I would have thought they would try to keep this one very much under wraps. Can’t imagine TeaJay would be too happy with the on again/off again Flight Ops Manager also telling people of the latest resignation.

Will another “mate” get the job without it being advertised - seems to be the pattern?

Must be a toxic atmosphere if choosing to be unemployed is a better option.

My lips are sealed , someone else can spill the beans.
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 11:01
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WITWIW from what I hear the supposed FOM never intends to be the FOM but only be there to assist. I also heard tea jay has asked him to stay and he is on leave for two weeks ( on full pay) to think about it. I know there are a few other pilots considering job offers also.
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Old 22nd Jun 2019, 16:41
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Was today PM'd a copy of the ASIC registration documents - interesting to say the least.

The individuals may well say they were aware of the connection (how couldn't you when you are in the thick of it) but i reckon it;d fail any "pub conflict of interest test". Management needs to understand it is what people see that is going on that is what their judged by, Transperancy is a word that springs to mind.

So, they reckon the Tongan exercise will get off the ground in a bit over 4 months - very optimistic and good luck there? I imagine they are back-slapping themselves with such a development but the fact is that this opportunity was begun by the previous management, as was Air Vanuatu's work or the Quantas cargo work. Certainly this current management have been able to fortunately exploit the situation for advantage - but they started none of it. Facts won't stop them claiming credit for it but.

Heard an amusing story last night where a Quantas pilot berated an inflight chef some time ago - didn't he realise that the worst person you upset anywhere is the one preparing your food? Anyway, it allegedly seems the steak was "marinated" in a B747 F-class toilet prior to cooking and was thoroughly enjoyed. Story was told to a number of people who met the chef when there paths crossed recently and was very happy to share it.
That was a story from BA also...
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 03:31
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who next?
Thanks for the incentive to go searching.

Found it, it's a big one this time and will cause the management a dilemma. Hence the comment they'd want to keep it quiet - too late boys. What's CASA (sorry, Carza) going to make of it all?

But, wait for the inevitable spin - they'll get Mercer's PR onto it. The challenge will be to believe it.
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Old 23rd Jun 2019, 09:13
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It appears that Alliance don't seem to share tj' and his team's sentiment that the staff of Nauru Airlines are not up to scratch after hiring their deserting pilots, accounting and safety staff. I am afraid I have lost all faith in CASA after this
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Old 24th Jun 2019, 21:42
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Thank you to the many who keep sending me information which takes a bit of time to wade through and put together – hopefully logical.

Here goes –

In a Nauru Airlines issued email to many it is claimed by the chairman also a director of AA Nova that the company “… was established in June 2017 to lead a response to the DFAT Myanmar Education Quality Education Improvement Program (MY-EQIP) RFT”. It is interesting that this Australian government project related solely to the education system in Myanmar.

https://www.australiantenders.com.au...ogram-my-eqip/

and this paragraph from that paper:Description:
My-EQIP is a joint Government of Myanmar/Government of Australia program. It aims to improve the quality of education policy, planning, budgeting, and management through strengthened monitoring, evaluation, quality assurance and research systems. Fostering critical analysis of timely and relevant information will improve decision-making and policy development and drive efficient use of increased government funding for education.
Maybe I’m dumb but I find it difficult to see how the AA Nova services that were advertised on its’ website (Airline Interview Training, Flight Attendant Training, Interview Preparation, Presentation and Deportment, Career Development, Cross-Cultural Team Building and Leadership Training) related to the description of the MY-EQIP program at all in any way.

That’s not saying there wasn’t an attempt to branch out into a new field to get a contract and it failed. It just seems to be a mega difference to what AA Nova’s normal business was.

Later in the chairmans’ email is written “.… the bid was not successful and the company remains dormant.” Now, this doesn’t seem to also add up - if the tender in 2017 was unsuccessful and the company, as claimed, became supposedly “dormant” as inferred after that failed tender attempt– why is it that an AA Nova Global person being currently featured as a Director of that company on this website for an event just about to be held? Why mention a “dormant” company? (Click on the Conference tabs and you’ll see the dates aren’t even a week away.) That hardly seems “dormant” to joe average. The abstract is more like a delivery at a previous time, maybe the organisers have made a terrible mistake?

https://www.aaets-event.com/conferen.../trevor-jensen

Interesting comment in the 11th paragraph.

AA Nova website – the one that wasn’t able to be closed down - with this capture from August 2018.

http://web.archive.org/web/20180822060615/https://aanovaglobal.com/

In that there were 2018 training courses on that website image. Does anyone else find that strange when the company was allegedly “dormant”?

AA Nova didn’t appear also to be “dormant” in March 2018 from this website:

https://www.aaets-event.com/conference/Program

Day 1, Session 3 - some familiar names there.

Then, when did AA Nova really begin? ASIC records show AA Nova Global became Australian registered in July 2017. You’d expect that’d be a requirement to put in for the government My-EQIP tender but it apparently has been operating for longer than that. My underlines also and this from their website

Latest News - AA Nova Global - Yangon
AA Nova Global is delighted to announce the expansion of its Cabin Crew Training capabilities in Yangon. We have provided basic interview and personal presentation training to new-hire candidates for over 2 years and many of our students are now happily flying as professional cabin crew with domestic and international airlines. From November 2017 we will offer initial training for prospective Cabin Crew to prepare for airline interviews and meet international airline standards.

Obviously written before November 2017 and my reckoning makes it since some time in 2015 and with who’s arrival in Mynamar might that coincide with? Doesn’t this indicate by their own words the company was not established in 2017 but had been operating (i.e. established) for 2 years before hand? Registered 2017 - YES, established 2017 - NO. Many could find that “established in June 2017” comment at the very beginning misleading. Was that a sloppy use of words –or an intentional attempt to muddie the waters? I’ll leave it to you to decide.

Why wasn’t the denial email sent as well to the Naruan island staff – they’re hearing the stories too, reading Prune and seeing the papers? Aren’t they important?
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 03:10
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PacSpy, you ask does tj care about the Nauruan locals and the obvious answer is NO. Since he and his management team have taken over, despite the hiring of tens of new staff I can't think of a single Nauruan new hire. Instead all they have done is hire their mates at unnecessarily high rates while trying to destroy the conditions of the locals e.g. the Flight Attendant conditions for example. The whole reason for the existence of the Airline was to provide a cheap viable connection to the outside world for Nauru and to employ as many locals as possible to provide for themselves and their families. Sadly nothing will change unless the locals revolt but that is unlikely as the last one who spoke out is no longer with the Airline. So I guess we will just see more people being hired in the name of progress while the locals are ignored despite all the e-mails to the staff stating the to contrary.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 09:15
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So the PMs from the island are that there is to be a dinner next week for the locals. Most there believe it will be an exercise in smoke blowing and aren’t really that fussed in hearing attempts to smother the recent comments in the papers and elsewhere. It’ll take more than a PR company who can’t keep the name of a rape victim confidential to convince people - Sydney Morning Herald link to this in an older post. Event allegedly to “celebrate the achievements of Nauru Airlines over the last year” – should be a short event!!

There is, but, food and drink to be had so the turnup will be reasonable for that reason and none other. Only a small number, very small, believe whats going to be said is believable. Food and drink, however, bring it on!

One PM’er said there was to be entertainment – Teajay and the Hangers-On. I think it was a joke ……. but then!!!

Has On again/Off again FOM been denying he told several people who the high placed resignation was by? If he has denied telling, that’s not true, and I believe the ones who passed on the conversation.

Was the former CEO on the money about some staff action? Is the disquiet & distrust growing?
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 23:02
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Yawn

This is so boring. the Nauru Airlines echo chamber.

No no one cares except the hasbeens and the wannabes.

Nothing matters. It will all be over soon.
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Old 28th Jun 2019, 23:09
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This is so boring. the Nauru Airlines echo chamber.

No no one cares except the hasbeens and the wannabes.

Nothing matters. It will all be over soon.
Feel free to leave the thread @dirtysidedown
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 21:35
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Feel free to leave the thread @dirtysidedown

cant you all just talk about this rubbish while you’re at work?

why must you subject the rest of the world to this sad episode?

oh the humanity- who gives a [email protected]? Obviously not the people of Nauru.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 21:41
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Bye Felicia

Originally Posted by dirtysidedown View Post



cant you all just talk about this rubbish while you’re at work?

why must you subject the rest of the world to this sad episode?

oh the humanity- who gives a [email protected]? Obviously not the people of Nauru.
@dirtysidedown - Again, I ask, why not leave the thread if you are not interested in what’s being said. Bye Felicia
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