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Old 19th Jul 2005, 11:26
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Iím no fan of the LHR base. However the reason why the LHR base cabin crew are currently getting long slips in Singapore and Hong Kong has got nothing to do with the wording of their contracts, or days off, or duty hour limitations or any other rubbish that is flying around. It is purely a schedule restraint problem, itís not rocket science!! However let me explain it for those individuals who are a little bit mentally challenged when it comes to scheduling. The 87.55 hour slip that LHR based crew currently get in Hong Kong comes about because the QF30 only operates 3 times weekly. It leaves LHR 12.20pm on a Friday and arrives in HKG at 07.40 on Saturday. The next QF30 flight back to LHR leaves on Sunday morning at 01.05am. The crew cannot obviously operate on this flight due to the slip time (well under 24 hours). The next scheduled service of the QF30 up to LHR is on Wednesday therefore creating the long slip. Exactly the same situation occurs with QF16/QF15 out of Singapore as it is also only operates 3 times weekly. Am I getting through here??? As has also been pointed out on many previous occasions the QF16/15 will terminate as of 25 March 2006. The company need these aircraft to commence daily services to Hong Kong the following day (QF 29/30) So, again the slip times for the LHR base crew as from the 25th of March 2006 will be:


QF2/QF1 slip time 31.20 hours. Min requirement 12 hours.

QF30/QF29 slip time 41.25 hours. Min requirement 17 hours.

QF32/QF31 slip time 44 hours. Min requirement 17 hours.

You only have to look on CIS to get these figures!!!!!
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 00:14
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PAXED HOME/SEX IN TOILET

Since we cant post on a new thread, here is a juicy one!

Last week one of our male flight attendants was paxed home from SIN as he has been accused for having sex in the toilets.

According to the crew the female pax were quite intoxicated and the F/A had a field day!

You watch them bury this one! and want to know the reason why? the flight attendant is going to play the "race card" on this one, (NO he is NOT aboriginal).

I simply don't understand why anyone would jeopardise their job in this current climate by having sex in a filthy aircraft toilet.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 03:09
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LHR base a financial failure eh?

It's not about money sunshine, it's about breaking your union, something they are doing a very good job at.

And that is priceless.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 06:28
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ahhhh J BLACK M
you have crawled out from under your rock!
how is the face painting going?
Getting you down is it!
I wonder what they will do to you this year!
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 07:17
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jbm,

tell us the one again about, "a fair day's pay for a fair day's work."

Laugh? I was one the floor!!!

Seriously though.

Isn't it about time you did yourself a favour and got some professional help??
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 12:44
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Exclamation Qantas searches

Word is that qf are searching crew upline from tonight in SIN BKK HKG. Quite a few standowns. Lookout.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 13:00
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Early reports suggest 32 crew stood down.

I wonder if QF have twigged that they might need some crew to operate the A/C out?
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 14:04
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stood-down for.......???? why? ..or do you mean sick?
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 14:31
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This thread is too long... Why are we supposed to only post in one bloody thread????

Also, I've received numerous text messages tonight from crew informing me that there are currently QF security searches happening upline in SIN, BKK and HKG. So be careful!!

QF is obviously not trying to make any friends with crew.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 15:21
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wonder if that includes AO crew as well???
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 22:43
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I haven't had much to post recently because QF and the union haven't done much lately.

I will have plenty to say when the next bombshell happens, which it will, just to demonstrate how powerless you really are.

I would much rather be face painting for a company that I enjoy working for than sitting in a back galley doing f*ck all for a company I despise.

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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:02
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Security searches are for those low incompetents among us who choose to flog things from the aircraft, and more often than not try and sell them off for profit. Unfortunately, those people give everyone a bad name, and further motivation for the company to attack us.

I remember years back a certain pub in London where you used to order the 'Qantas wine' which was the cheapest in the house. Wonder how they got a hold of it?

Security searches have nothing to do with the current industrial climate.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:07
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BULL**** ALERT-QF SPIN DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE

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"I remember years back a certain pub in London where you used to order the 'Qantas wine' which was the cheapest in the house. Wonder how they got a hold of it?

Security searches have nothing to do with the current industrial climate."

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Complete and utter bull**** on both counts.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:26
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The rules are clear.

If these reports are tru, anyone caught thieving from their employer deserves everything that comes their way: if that includes termination, so be it. The shame should not stop there - why not charge a couple of culprits and let them have a criminal conviction. This would soon stop the theft. So as to be even handed, a search policy should also extend to pilots as well as the flight attendants.

Unfortunately a minority give the majority a bad name, and its up to the majority - including the unions - to weed out the petty criminals. However, the unions will insist on a deal being done whereby the culprits are allowed resign without character blemish with the majority of good people carrying the generalised stigma of 'thief'. Time to speak up people.

BTW, does consumption on board of unused first and business class food in lieu of or in addition to supplied crew meals equate to theft?
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:33
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"BTW, does consumption on board of unused first and business class food in lieu of or in addition to supplied crew meals equate to theft?"

Food that is going to be thrown in the bin by the flight attendants at the end of the sector?

No.

Does your act of calling your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend from work using a company phone constitute theft............?
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:40
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white pointer........... what a load of sh1t!
where in the hell did you get this rediculous piece of information.
The searches are humiliating, and if they really want to catch the thieves then they should look no further than people that work in the office.
Look at all the time they spend on personal emails, looking at the internet, wondering around the office and chatting, going to long lunches, that is costing us money, not a bloody can of beer!
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:48
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Looks like the BKK base will be WELL down on numbers now.
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Old 20th Jul 2005, 23:55
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yep they have been at it!
emails received today also state that they have been doing searches in the foyer of the HKG hotel.
They did it to the crew that came from MEL the other night.
from what I understand, they are NOT allowed to do searches that are not on company property!
Anyone know the legality of this one.

Also Esson, what are you! you don't seem to know much about this topic, why don't you just read it instead of posting such rediculous comments!

HAve you used the internet in the office today, made a personal phone call, had a long lunch, had a bit of a wonder around the office and did nothing, looked at and sent personal emails!

NOw that is stealing.............
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Old 21st Jul 2005, 00:01
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Why?

Why would anyone want to take anything from a QF aircraft?There is nothing worth taking ...its all ****e.
In buildings QCA QCB QCC QCD theft is rampant...computer time,phonecalls,pens paper,paper clips,pencils..the list goes on.
Searches should be conducted on all staff leaving these buildings.
This should also include senior management.The amount of booze that goes home in their boots is criminal,not to mention the free catering for private functions and parties.
Cabin crew are soft targets..getting sacked for taking a bootle of 500ml water is over the top.The cost to QF is 42 cents.This pales into insignificance compared to the theft on the ground.
GROUND STAFF SEARCHES PLEASE!!!Stop discriminating QF!!!
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Old 21st Jul 2005, 00:45
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Management are so stupid, they should not antogonise crew!
Simply pour a couple of bottles down the sink.
Everytime they have these searches I reply with this action!
More goes down the sink than can ever be placed in a bag!....... leave us alone, get the office thieves.... that is where the booty is!
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