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Old 4th Nov 2007, 23:26
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Baboi,

Unfortunately even if BA wanted to they cannot offer the temps LHR WW permanent as this would contravene the agreements between the TU and BA.
There can be no direct recruitment into LHR WW end of. Hence the temp contracts. Yes it would save the company money and yes it would make sense but this is BA we are talking about and neither sense nor logic will ever come into the equation.

To be quite honest I think they will be offered LHR SH and then be given the chance to transfer like everyone else. I doubt that they will be offered SFG as MG has said they will NEVER transfer temps to SFG as it has caused more problems than solutions.

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Old 5th Nov 2007, 12:24
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I never said the temps will be offered permanent contracts at LHR WW as this would conflict the current agreement. But, LHR EF for definite as there is no agreement that mentions anything about this and LGW SF is not part of the NSP. Recruitment has been done straight into LHR EF as late as this year even that BA said they wouldn't recruit to LHR any more. See what happened...

And, they also stated last year when they recruited temporary crew for LHR WW that it was a six month contract. Most, if not each and every single one, of them were offered LGW SF.

As for getting my facts straight, I have my source. Perhaps she's wrong. Perhaps she's right. Only time will tell!
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 14:24
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SuperBoy,

if you read my reply to you concerning these new WW LHR temporary crew a few weeks ago, you would have a better understanding of the situation regarding the REDEPLOYED REGIONAL GROUNDSTAFF (note: NOT, i repeat, NOT the newcommers to the company) and my point of view, as a result, on it.

i refer you back to my earlier posting on this thread: number 260 (page 13).
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 14:32
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fu coffee,

as i made clear, i was stating a personal oppinion.

i refer you to the posting above for further information.
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 15:18
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In the past there have been instances where redeployed staff have been given permanent positions at WW LHR. The closure of BFS base springs to mind.

When the GLA call centre was shut down, they were offered WW LGW with 2 free GLA-LGW return per month so they could commute.

This is unchartered water for BA. Now that WW LGW doesn't exist, anything can happen. From a moral point of view, the company does need to look after the re-deployed staff. WW LHR seems to be a logical choice as it will mean that re-deployed staff from outstations can commute and therefore reduce the disruption to their lives.

The company CAN bypass transfer lists in situations like this. It has been done before.
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 15:51
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Training Question.

Hey guys ,

Would like to know how many weeks is the training at LHR for
Gatwick Fleet Crew? and is there anyone starting the 12th November ?

Got my Uniform fitting tomorrow, still trying to workout where the place is
as it does look miles away from airport. Thinks it's best to catch a taxi there.

Also once I'm online how much does the train cost from Victoria for a month including the Airline Discount ?

Many Thanks !!

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Old 5th Nov 2007, 17:00
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You go to LHR for the end of week 3 (wed-fri)....off sat/sun then at LHR back for the entire following week mon-fri.

Oh and ref the above discussion....LGWSF IS in the NSP! As of October 2006!
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 17:26
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Simply - it is quit clear that you don't have your facts straight as SFG has joined the NSP in October 2006!
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 18:06
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Thanks PAX AGENT for your reply, also on the BA website there is vacancies for Gatwick Fleet !!

Good Luck everyone
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 18:49
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Far out, so they are. Guess I was wrong about the recruitment freeze. Hopefully this means things will be moving along for those in the various holding pools.
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Old 5th Nov 2007, 19:53
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Hi everyone

BA are recruiting for LGW Crew again

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Old 5th Nov 2007, 20:17
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WW Temps

Hey BA Boi

My Post was referring to post 379 regarding "it was stressed" to all temps that nothing would be offered.

Love reading insiders views and galley fm.

Que Sera Sera
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fu coffee,

apologies.

were you scottish groundstaff?
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 14:13
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Talking Ba Lgw Commuting

Hi Everyone,

I'm really intersted in applying for BA LGW, just wondered if there are
any Gatwick crew that commute from Manchester?

Wasn't sure if commuting from Manchester was possible on the
Gatwick rosters!!!!

Any information would be appreciated,

David
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 15:47
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Ef Holding Pool

My fellow swimmers, has anyone else been called with a course date yet? Dawn have you been called yet?

Do you think this new recruitment for LGW is making it worse for us to ever get courses as they'll be busy training them?
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 17:35
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David, it is possible to commute from manchester, but you need to remember you dont get concessions until 6 months .

For eveyone else their is 12 - 15 new entrant courses for LGW so will be a matter of time. The recruitment drive for LGW is still ongoing.
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 20:24
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Hi Missdoo - Re LHREF hold pool

EXCELLENT NEWS!!!! THE BALL HAS STARTED ROLLING FOR HOLD POOL !!!Finally I got my course date!!!! 21JAN08

I'm really excited and i just hope that all of you still waiting get your call soon.

I will keep my fingers crossed..... In the meantime...

PLEASE STAY POSITIVE

DAWN
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 20:26
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It's interesting to see that BA are looking for Gatwick Fleet crew as
GB Airways will be out the mix soon ? it's a good thing for the GB Airways crew who still want to be part of the BA Brand. ( Sorry just swolled my Insight Manuel).

Did my Uniform fitting today, was in a panic in the morning waiting for bus number 2 or 200 at North Terminal and watching the Number 10 come and go, So I caught a Taxi 10,50 and then on the way back to airport the Number 10 was on the same route and is 1.50 ...

Oh another Question they put your Uniform in a huge box, do they mind if you bring a suitcase with you to pick up your Uniform during the course?
really don't want to carry a huge box on the train !!

Sorry also do the hotels give Airline Discount around the training centre ?

Cheers

Dawn when was your Interview? Have a few friends not on PPRUNE, who would love some info , thanks
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 20:41
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Hi Flower Duet

I believe that BA are now calling the "Internal Hold Pool" and I am BA re-deployed staff. I presume they will start calling the "External Hold Pool" when they are through with "Internals", it would make sense.

I wish your friends the best of luck and hope they don't have to wait long for their call.

DAWN
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Congratulation's !!

Cheers Hun for the Info, oops just sent my friend a text before your reply !!Oh well at least the ball is rolling and Congratulation's on getting a course date (BIG THUMB'S UP).

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