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Old 27th Jul 2007, 19:13
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Hi Lovethesky

im maincrew at lhr euro and just recieved en email offering me unpaid leave for between 3 - 12 months, starting in october!!!! i have no idea whats going on!!
PAANNIIICCCC !!!
Does not look good for LHR EF hold pool does it?
If you hear anything else please let us know.
Thanks DAWN
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 19:53
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Hi goddess and everybody here

.It looks ....not good at all!!!
and what about all the people they are and will traini during the summer for LHR RF? I doesn't add up...!! I don't really understand what's going on!
Hope lovethesky received the email by mistake...and that it was ment for somebody who asked for the leave instead .....I' am afraid this only wishful thinking.
Have other mainline LHR EF crew received similar email??
As I am not going to LGW I feel I should probably move on rather than hoping probably invane for months to get in....
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 20:05
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unpaid leave

I would not read to much into that re new LHR recruits or those waiting for a course. I think there are always people who want unpaid leave and I suppose they are just trying to make some space to accomodate new ones and also they do get a lot of people who leave throughout the year. I cant see it affecting the LHR courses.
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 20:39
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my freinds also got the same email, its unusual to offer unpaid leave on such a wide scale and over such along period of time, they are offering it to pursers on longhaul cause they now have to many, but it seems unlikely that we have too many crew on eurofleet.
its was offered to all csd and maincrew, lets hope that the maincrew bit was a mistake!!! im sure it wont afect the planned training courses, but it would affect the people in the pool!!
ill let u know if i hear ay more!!
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 20:42
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There will be an opportunity for Heathrow Eurofleet CSDs and Main Crew to apply for unpaid leave from October. Currently this opportunity is only available for those CSDs and Main Crew wishing to take a block of unpaid leave ranging from 3 > 12 months. Requests will be ordered according to the length of time off i.e. those requesting a period of 12 months will be actioned before those requesting 3 months off.

The initial offers made will be for those individuals wanting to take time off from October, however we will keep a list of those individuals wanting to take time off after October. These will be considered during the winter months if the operation allows for further reductions. This opportunity will open at 5pm on Friday 27th July and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 14th August.To register your request to take unpaid leave from October please send your request through to ............You must specify your Name, Staff Number, Length of time requesting and which month you wish to start.Crew will be contacted by the manpower delivery team to confirm any offers.After the close date manpower delivery will be unable to respond to individual emails chasing or querying applications. If you are successful with your application you will be contacted directly.
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 20:54
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I very much doubt that It is going to be any LH, as LHR need as many LH A/C as they can possibly can get their hands on. Especially now with all the free slots from BMED they need to fill. Remember by slot allocation legislation at LHR, airlines need to use at least 80% of their slots, or they lose them.
Those slots don't come across into BA's hands until late 2008 - 2009 as BA don't have the aircraft to use them so I don't expect that affects the man power planning in the near term.

Hope they make up their minds soon as know a couple of people swimming in the pool.
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 21:53
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sounds strange. .

when i swiped-in for my trip the other day, i saw a notice up on the noticeboards opposite the swipe-in computers at compass centre that said that overtime was available to CSD's; pursers and main crew on shorthaul until further notice.

there haven't been any messages posted on the BASSA (union) website that say anything like this - and they are always on the ball with the latest info.

i wouldn't read too much into it at all. .
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 23:28
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AMS,

I can only answer your first question. Main crew is regular cabin crew, not purser or CSD. In other airlines they are called juniors.
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Old 28th Jul 2007, 10:43
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yea u can put ur name down for overtime when u are under 6 months, it doesnt go on seniority it goes who put there name down on the list first.
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Old 28th Jul 2007, 14:03
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Baboy,

It might be that the overtime is offered just for the summer period and that BA sadly forecasts a consistent drop in staff requirement at the end of summer so that they are now offerring unpaid leave from october...

I would assume that all re-deployed staff will get priority to course dates over the external applicants indipendently from their interview dates. Correct?
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Old 28th Jul 2007, 14:24
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no they cant!! but they can roster you days when u dont get used!! i cant see alot of maincrew taking unpaid leave for 3 - 12 months, i dont think many people can afford it!!! im hoping that they will start to offer the odd week or few days like they have done in the past!!! id love a month off and be able to go to oz!!
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Old 28th Jul 2007, 16:51
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no ams....you do not turn up for work!!you get "availabe"days on your roster and you have to call in from 6pm the day before an availale to find out your duty for the following day.....occasionally you get a "non-op"...i.e extra day off!!
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Old 28th Jul 2007, 16:53
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ams.....we also get a telephone allowance for the calls you make to find out your duties!!
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Old 28th Jul 2007, 17:43
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Also AMS I know there is a airport/airline staff travel card available fom BAA, though I went to LHR on the HEX only last week and staff showing their usual ID still get the train ticket half price (at teh HEX counter). If this has changed in the past 7 days I appologise.

This is how it was when i used to work at LHR anyway.
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Old 29th Jul 2007, 01:51
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kikko:

yes, i suppose that you may be correct about the drop-off in numbers of cabin crew required from october onwards, due to a reduced flying programe on EF LHR.
however, NOTHING indicating such has been communicated to the shorthaul community (as far as i am aware (i am longhaul crew)) by either management or BASSA. so i would be inclined to take it all with a pinch of salt.

and on your second point: YES, YES, YES.

redeployed staff within the company would ALWAYS take priority over ANY new entrant to BA/BA cabin crew - and rightly so.

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Old 29th Jul 2007, 12:40
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External LHR candidates

Guys, I am an external applicant and waiting in the holding pool. I spoke to a friend earlier who is main crew on LHR WW and he told me not to read too much into that and it wont affect us getting our LHR courses in due time. BA always offer unpaid leave and lately people who wanted unpaid did not get the opportunity. Its a not a permenant thing. And on top, a lot of people would like to take unpaid leave and also a lot leaving at the same time every month. Some months could be 50 while others could only be 5. So BA have to keep a balance with the numbers. Its a fact we are not going to be called that soon but things consistently change there and we can be called anytime. Its very frustrating but if your heart is in in LHR, there's nothing you can do other than waiting. We are probrably looking at early next year but then who knows!
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Old 30th Jul 2007, 12:30
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ams.....they just slot you in where they need you!!
If for instance you have a double available on your roster you can call up a few days before to see if there is anything going that you fancy!I personally just leave it up to them yo fill in.....always fab to get the early ZRH,GVA or BSL there and back...early report payment,breakfast and lunch allowance and you clear by 14.00!!
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Old 30th Jul 2007, 13:14
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LGW Interviews

Surprise Surprise!

LGW Interviews have been cancelled in August, as a precautionary measure due to the planned protests at Heathrow. Can see why, at least they are doing this but still part of my thinks they are using it as an excuse.
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Old 30th Jul 2007, 15:03
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i always phone up to try and fill my avaliables. i would rather have a trip and and know what im doing rather than wait till 6pm for a ba surprise.
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Old 30th Jul 2007, 17:16
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when u get avalaibles u can phone up a couple of days b4 to see if they have anything, you can only phone up if you have 2 or maore avaliables in a row. u normaly get avaliables following a standby, on average u may get 4 or 5 a month. when u phone up sometimes they have nothing some times only there and backs. it also depends who u get on the phone, some of the schedulers are less than helpful.
an early report payment is about 8 u get it when u report before 7am.
you u will taught all this in training so dont worry to much about it now.
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