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Old 22nd Oct 2008, 08:28
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MEL base is probably 2 yrs away if at all, even a BNE base isn't confirmed.
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Old 22nd Oct 2008, 09:56
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Decisions, decisions

The figures you quoted are gross, really gross.
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Old 22nd Oct 2008, 22:32
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Decisions Desicions

Probably a stupid question -was wondering if anyone could tell me if the first year wage ($37500) and (potential) allowances cited (8-12K) were gross or net figure?
I'd say your decision is made if you have to ask this question...
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 08:55
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hi thought I would ask how its all going are you having fun with the learning and what happened with the v voting they were doing I have been following the leads but not many now
we are emailed fortnightly and told we are all good and hey we are happy waiting for the call to the next stage
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Old 1st Nov 2008, 09:46
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jetcrewnw, The vote was No as you are probably aware. I think the FAAA is getting involved now, and I think is meeting with the company soon.
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Old 2nd Nov 2008, 08:10
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Boeing strike is OVER
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Old 2nd Nov 2008, 08:53
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The vote was 90% no.

The majority of crew have signed for the FAAA to represent them for a collective bargaining agreement.
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Old 2nd Nov 2008, 09:06
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Hi Everyone,

Just wondering if there are any V Australia crew out there that used to fly with Qantas? If so are you glad you made the move? Or would you rather be back at Qantas? I am aware of some Qantas crew waiting to hear if they've got the job or not. What is the pay like compared to Qantas (Here I am referring to MAM & QCCA)?
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Old 11th Nov 2008, 09:05
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its 2 weeks how are all yu people in the waiting going
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Old 16th Nov 2008, 10:00
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Yes some people do work or help out in many areas, so what, they are happy to do so if it helps the company which in turn helps them. Just maybe these VA people have a good attitude towards their job and do not live in dream world like those in QF that have been there for years and had it to good. Christ many people who work in the city get in at 7 and leave at 6 every day. The VA CC I have met doing my training at Lord St are really full of enthusiasm and energy, the trainers are fantastic. When these guys hit the airways customers will be in for a pleasant surprise.For those who think helping out is a horror story, you go lie down with a bex while we get on with the job.
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Old 19th Nov 2008, 04:57
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V Australia Safety Net Agreement update

The majority of crew have requested the FAAA negotiate a collective bargain agreement.

Current issues being raised:

The next agreement not to be for 4 years as this locks us in to a contract until past January 2010 (when the industrial laws change in the employees favour)

CPI increases

Confirmation of allowances and how they will be paid/exchange rate calculations

Commission on saleable items

Hotel standby - hours on standby to be counted toward rostered hours. Clarification if allowances will be reduced

Cap on hours (Qantas long haul 93.5 hours per 28 days)

24/7 contacbility needs clarifying in writing

Payments for working as cabin leader or flight manager

Day trips - i.e. LAX-JFK-LAX / SYD-MEL-SYD . DTA payments sought for day trips

Guaranteed 4/5 star accommodation
If you are V crew please post what you would like to be addressed in negotiations or contact the FAAA

FAAA Domestic - Flight Attendants Association of Australia Domestic Regional Division
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Old 21st Nov 2008, 07:51
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you guy dont write much anymore what has been happening...
how is it all going i understand that new recruitment will begin again next year.
i am in the process but can anyone tell me how this compares with qf
staff travel and wages.....
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Old 20th Dec 2008, 01:58
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Allowances have been confirmed!

US$250 for a 2 Night and US$365 for a 3 night!

Plus AU$75 for BNE
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Old 20th Dec 2008, 03:35
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Same as QF.. $125US per day in LAX..
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Old 2nd Jan 2009, 12:34
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So with that $125AUD allowance, is that paid in cash at the hotel, given to you in food vouchers or into your bank account?
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Old 3rd Jan 2009, 06:54
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I believe its US$125. (per night) paid into your Australian bank acc. (tax free)
This is better for us of course if the Australian dollar/peso stays down where it is. US$125. would convert to about AUS$180. or more depending what the exchange rate is at the time.
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Old 5th Jan 2009, 01:16
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I normally spend $20 on a buffet breakfast and really go to town with it. It can take a good 2 hours to eat breakfast but that way I don't need much of a lunch (just a power bar and a piece of fruit). Subway for dinner, unless I'm meeting up with crew. $30 for one day, easy.
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Old 6th Jan 2009, 20:47
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As DOOR ONE RIGHT said, you can get by on as little or as much as you want.
I have been to California and Hawaii for weeks at a time each year for the past 5 years and believe me - you can spend well over your budget, or get by on $30. a day - depends how little or how much you want in your pocket at the end of the week. Food (and most things) are that much cheaper over there and who wants to spend your lay over (and money) sitting down to 3 course meals every few hours.

From what I understand, the US$125. per night allowance is paid into your bank acc at the end of that 2 week pay period, so you will need to pull money out of your acc to have cash while in the US.
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Old 7th Jan 2009, 08:38
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and let's face it, you'll be so exhausted when you get there, you will probably spend a large part of your 24 hours sleeping and save a considerable amount of you US$125
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Old 8th Jan 2009, 03:36
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stinkypinky

You'll find most businesses don't make money until many years after being formed. V Australia will most likely last quite some time, as the company would have been prepared for it to be a money loser before it is a money maker.

Plus, I imagine they are looking to break in to the Australian international market and eventually open more routes. So it is worth it to put more pressure on to Qantas and in turn on to Jetstar, their main, and basically only competition in the Pacific.
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