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More Swissport Redundancies??

Old 3rd Apr 2009, 10:55
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More Swissport Redundancies??

Was told on my way out last night that Swissport UK are making all of their DM's redundant to save the company 600k a year!!! If it is true it looks like yet more work being dumped on those that are struggling to cover everything as it is.

One more step down the slippery slope?
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Old 4th Apr 2009, 20:40
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I am glad I got out when I did the place is a right joke and the joke of bhx servisair EMA for now a proper company again!!!. Feel sorry for the good staff that are left there. How an earth they kept monarch is beyond me.
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Old 5th Apr 2009, 19:36
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Its prob no2 than same one that was a load controller before DM that couldnt even do a cyprus airways load sheet. Shall I continue I could say alot of stories about things now I have left but maybe thats for another day lol!!!!, but never mind there is always your sister to get you out of scrapes at work what your family for he he!!!
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Old 5th Apr 2009, 21:44
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You forgot number 4 who seems to have been tipped off and managed to get moved to cover maternity leave just before the axe came out

Anyway, it isn't just BHX that is going to feel the effects but all stations and I'm sure some off them will get an increase in work load just when they could do without it. At least the ones at BHX could be an extra pair of hands at the gate from time to time, if they could find their way there of course.
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Old 18th Apr 2009, 22:36
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Old 20th Apr 2009, 04:19
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Can only really blame themselves, were given ample oppurtunity to move handling agents during the winter and chose to stay with Swissport on a reduced turnaround rate. If Swissport BHX want to man contracts up correctly then surely they should stop operating contracts at a loss, doing this will enable them to man correctly and stop airlines moaning.. It must get on the staffs nerves constantly knowing that regardless of the effort put in a/c will depart late as there simply is not enough staff around..... #

Can MOnarch really get out of this contract and at this late stage would the service be any better elsewhere as handling agents are pretty much in the finalising stage of seasonal staff at present...

We shall see???


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Old 20th Apr 2009, 13:33
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3 week certainly wouldn't give anyone time to staff up for that volume of work
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Old 20th Apr 2009, 23:02
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I have to disagree with your point about late a/c dep. If you look at the figures for all H/A you will see that Swissport actually have the highest % of On time departures. If airlines are upset with them it must be down to another handling issue, defnateley not OTD.
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 15:47
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It makes you wonder whether it would be worth monarch having their own handling company they have after all their fingers in so many other aviation related pies, why not cut out these bumbling half wits and do it themselves?
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 20:05
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WHY !!!
Monarch win all the time as they have tendered their business and I am sure got lower handling rates because of the intense competition... with a strong performance based SLA, it is all cash in the bank for Monarch.... much more important these days than consistant service......

With both MON and Flybe out to tender last winter, Swissport must have taken a serious drop in revenue to keep the business, so standards will drop.....
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Old 22nd Apr 2009, 09:42
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Cool Re swissport

Come on everyone lets leave this company alone,
Groundstar days were good for the most part,I was there from the start, well almost, and yes it was very frustrating towards the end.
I was done, and it was time to go,if you are still there and hate it so much then LEAVE. It's a big wide world out there, and life is too short, so lets stop wasting time on this old chestnut
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 23:41
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You hear a lot..Shame it never materialises...
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 09:20
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Over on the airlines, airports and routes forum, it has been posted that TOM have served notice on Swissport NCL - could they just be looking for a cheaper deal?
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 12:05
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Swissport BHX have the best on time performance because they handle least flights! Funny that cos Ryanair claim they lose the least amount of bags every year compared to BA, thats because FR probably handle a very small fraction of bags compared to BA - Its all stats people!
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 12:27
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I can confirm OPS1978's message at post # 10 as I was working that night.

3 ZB Spanish flights down in about 40 minutes - and only 1 team to deal with them. The first flight came through without any problems, but the 2 from the Canary Islands were dealt with by staff and equipment dashing between the 2 and generally looking like headless chickens.

When you have 2 flights due down at the same time (23:55), you should staff accordingly, after all, flights have been known to run on time

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Old 25th Apr 2009, 17:12
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swissport redundancies

good luck to all staff - ground staff are forever getting a raw deal - heard other gha's were also in trouble - difficult times ahead me thinks!
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Old 1st May 2009, 18:38
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swissport redundancies
good luck to all staff - ground staff are forever getting a raw deal - heard other gha's were also in trouble - difficult times ahead me thinks!

Just heard the LGW ramp manager of Swissport has been given "another" role within the company and will not be returning to his position. Is this another twist in the swissport story at Gatwick? Management have been sent down from up north to try to re-structure the business and cut costs but since changing shift patterns and generally not knowing how one of the busiest single runway charter airports in the world operates have succesfully caused more delays than previously heard of through swissport/groundstar. Many airlines now getting fed up of the continuously poor service and rumoured to be wanting to go elsewhere but lack of handling agents prohibits this. Gate Aviation...... its the future!!
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Old 1st May 2009, 20:56
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I hear Swissport have renegaded on the 2 year pay deal amid gloomy predictions of crippling losses .

Is the end nigh ?
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Old 1st May 2009, 22:53
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From my sources at Swissport I was lead to beleive that a 2 year deal had been signed last year as a nationwide deal in coperation with the unions. The 2nd part of the deal taking effect from April 2009 to April 2010.

Im sure even Swissport directors wouldnt stoop that low and not pay the 2nd year rise
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Old 4th May 2009, 22:34
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The bags were left on the inbound LCA flight, the night shift only unloaded the rear holds and failed to unload the front. The next morning the plane was then sent to AGP with the bags still onboard, it was only when the ramp checked the forward hold in AGP that the bags were found. WELL DONE SWISSPORT....
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