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Old 22nd May 2005, 13:08
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1. Sydney base will retain the wollongong overnight as per the new roster which starts tomorrow as we will be loosing the Ballina overnight from 11 July when QFLink pull out of that port for Jetstar.

2. There are also strong rumours that QFLink will be pulling out of Newcatle with the increased flying planned for Jetstar out of that port.

3. Sydney based crew have picked up some great Melbourne overnights in the new roster including 3 day trips Melbourne/Port Macquaire with quite long slips for a change.

4. The Cabin Crew Line Supervisor is actually the Cabin Crew Team Manager although she is still referred to within the company as the supervisor. All letters etc signed by her have her new title as I received one last week.
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Old 23rd May 2005, 01:12
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is that eastern or sunstate for NTL, cause I herd they might put the 400's in on certain runs.how true though. who knows.

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Old 23rd May 2005, 01:51
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Eastern certainly wont be using their 400's on NTL and I dont think Sunstate will be either. The 400's will be used on major routes where the 300's service more than 3-4 times a day such as CBR ex Sydney.
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Old 24th May 2005, 01:16
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To QFRegional,

I obtained an explanation over the confusion over KM's title: it hasn't changed officially but will next month. I don't know why she's already using it.

Also, the Wollongong overnights will be shared in future between SYD and MEL crews (according to a very reliable source).
 
Old 3rd Jun 2005, 02:32
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So no response to my letter and phone calls unanswered, before I annoy the KM again - it's now the begining of June and I have exactly 27 days before my time on active hold expires.

Eastern Boy, EEAFA, QF Regional, Brown Eyed Girl.. what are the chances?? do you have any info to share?? feel free to PM me

I am sensing an unsuccessful letter for young Chris21 just around the corner
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Old 3rd Jun 2005, 03:25
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There is a major recruitment drive happening at the moment, with lots of interviews being held during the past week. Have heard 3 ground schools are being scheduled for very early in the new financial year. Regional progression to Qantas will also be occuring, although dates are yet to be decided therefore more crew will be required and we are currently very short staffed in Sydney.

If I was you I would call KM, she is really nice and I am sure she wouldnt mind talking to you.
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Old 6th Jun 2005, 06:57
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As easternboy said, ground schools are planned for the new financial year. Even though we have been understaffed, management has had to wait until the new financial year to recruit.

Since you were impressive enough to be placed on a waiting list, there may be a chance that management will extend the expiry date of your application, so keep trying to reach KM (always better than leaving a message).
 
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As you know we are so short staffed at the moment BUT it was confirmed today a ground school will be happening in July for a huge total of 3 people. Can you believe it, crew are being drafted, working on days off but all eastern could get approval for from Qantas was 3 whole people. Nothing ceases to amaze me with this company.
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Old 7th Jun 2005, 10:23
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On behalf of all of the Eastern f/a-s, I'd like to say THAT SUCKS!
 
Old 7th Jun 2005, 12:31
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You said it EAAFA

Go SYD base crew think of all the IPD days you will get.
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What is the feeling in the Sydney base about our Cabin Crew Manager's message "clarifying" the EBA? Everyone in Melbourne is LIVID.
 
Old 28th Jun 2005, 09:56
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Whats the pay like at Eastern out of SYdney?
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Old 28th Jun 2005, 21:43
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EBA

Hey EAAFA

Are you able to tell us what exactly was clarified about the EBA, or is it confidential.... I was just interested to know....

Cheers
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Old 29th Jun 2005, 07:27
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Thumbs up EAA

Hi Everyone,

I recently made it through the June recruitment intake in SYD and I have had my medical and submitted my background check paperwork to ID Services QCD....so now I am patiently sitting around waiting for something to happen! lol

Sooooo this week is the end of the current financial year; does anyone on the inside know if and when EAA are going to run a new ground school in SYD for the newbies?

Whatís the latest rumors this week?



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Old 29th Jun 2005, 07:39
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Well I was in a simmilar position to yourself bombardier brat just a little under a year ago.. waiting.. waiting.. waiting.. now nearly 12 months later still waiting.. the latest I have been told is that there is a school going through in July but they can't tell me how many or who will be in this one (new hires, or people like me who have been on that list for a lifetime) they have since extended my time on the shortlist for an unspecified period of time - so going by that I suspect that I will make the regional flying ranks by the time I am 50.

So happy waiting.. hope yours is not as painful as mine.

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Old 1st Jul 2005, 12:27
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EAAFA

In a word "disgusted" but not surprised. If these are the tatics this EX FAAA President/AN Cabin Manager/Come Cabin Crew manager is going to employ well we certainly have some interesting times ahead.

The 15 point notice issued to crewing late last Friday evening was even more insightful. Drafting, requesting dispensations, single f/a operations on the 300 and the list goes on.

Sydney based flight attendants are furious thus the high sick leave rate and the we could care less attitude. If this is the type of support and leadership we are to expect well sick leave will continue to spiral out of control.

Chris21

A ground school started on Monday for a total of 3 people. According to management we are not understaffed, however crew are being drafted on a daily basis and dispensations are being requested from the FAAA, people working on days off and crew being asked to give back annual leave but oh no we are not understaffed.
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just curious.....
is there anything in the "clarification" info that's outside the boundaries of your current award contract and what is being negotiated in the next EBA?
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Old 3rd Jul 2005, 09:21
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Jupiter2,

I know your question was directed to easternboy, but I'm sure you won't mind an answer from someone else.

The "clarifications" were not entirely incorrect, but they were loopholes in our existing EBA, needless to say, loopholes which do not work in the favour of the cabin crew.

easternboy,

Thanks for the reply. I thought that might have been the case.
 
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Thanks for the update Eastern boy Ė when I called KM and mentioned the 3 people in a ground school she didnít confirm but basically told me that they will look at all people on the short list. So would be interested to know if they were recently recruited or from recruitment months and months ago. But either way how ridiculous.

So by the sounds of things Eastern is not safe from the current QF way of slashing staff moral and burning existing resources in the name of profit. I feel like all opportunities to get into the industry have been eroded and there is no point even trying to get into the anymore as there is no chance. Thatís it I feel.
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Have been advised the 3 currently in ground school were recruited less than 12 months ago.

It was explained to me by a recruitment team member that each applicant that is successful and goes onto the short list is scored (same or very similar to QF). If someone who was interviewed say 6 months ago scored higher than someone did 12 months ago they will go onto the short list above that person thus the reason why recently recruited people get a start date over others and vice versa. All comes down to your score and that dictates your position on the short list.

Eastern is not a bad company to work for generally, but you cant make a career out of being a dash 8 flight attendant, but than again there are not many options available these days anyway. Its a great starting point so dont write it off as an option, just be patient but continue to follow-up with KM. She came back from holidays yesterday so she may have some new info. Just send her an e-mail.
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