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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 06:32
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You can guess who wrote to that employees yesterday? You cannot play to be God when everybody is bad. Speak about expansion and open 10 bases with 25% less workforce... He would like to be OíLeary (Iím not a big fan) but OíLeary there is only 1. And if you look the strategy of Ryanair keeping all the pilots from the beginning fresh and current. Now they are prepare for when the business rump up. However WIZZ has no training capacity, they have lost the loyalty of their pilots.
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 18:42
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Must be a hard fight for survival living in Monaco as it seems Varadi is doing.

I wonder how he afford to be in Monaco?
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 21:27
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Stealing his employees . Simple as that !
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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 21:33
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after the 3 mill £ of Wizz shares he sold last week... enjoying the life in Monaco
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 16:05
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Hungary bought an A330F from Qatar Airways which will be operated by Wizz.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 16:44
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Indeed. Former A7-AFF, MSN 1578. And it will be operating commercial cargo flights anytime it's not flying in part-fulfilment of a government mission. So, Wizz Cargo might as well take off someday soon.
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 10:15
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Pilots and cabin crew from most bases forced to take unpaid leave and/or 50% part time for the winter.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 07:47
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As expected. But at least there are no further layoffs.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 11:57
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Yes, because they are either paying people nothing Unpaid Leave, or 50%, if you don't fly you get paid nearly nothing anyway. Cheap commodities in Wizz, yet Varadi is living it up in Monaco.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 19:26
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The MD of Wizz UK just sold some of his bonus shares for 1,400,000 GBP. I guess he started to stash away coins for christmas shopping.
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 02:22
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Wizzair is opening a new base in Oslo.

The leader of the Norwegian Pilots' Association, Yngve Carlsen: "When Wizz Air establishes itself in Norway based in Oslo, they must comply with Norwegian rules of the game."

https://e24.no/naeringsliv/i/gW76A0/...innenriksruter
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 09:34
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If this implies Wizzair salaries with Norwegian costs of living I think this will be a challenge ...
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 09:57
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Well as far as I can see you don't need residence permit/work permit to work up to 3 months (some cases 6) in Norway. This work doesn't have to be under Norwegian labour law, so I guess they will use this to avoid it 😀
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 09:58
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I guess they will stay at their hotel when in Norway and only eat cans of tuna with bread and cheese, else it might be a challenge yes 😀
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 14:04
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Being a Scandinavian citizen I'm kind of curious on how Wizzair employ their pilots.

First, will there be a proper, per EASA def, base at OSL where the pilots are responsible for their own accomodation or will the crew be on pairings from ie GDN or other bases and put in hotels to operate the domestic network in Norway?
Norway is opposite of Hungary not a failed democracy. Statements like Wizzair are presenting in the media stating that Wizzair is an airline without unions WILL come back at them. Norwegians enjoy their wealth not only because of the oil, but because most of Norway's employees are unionized. The whole society sees this as a huge advantage.

A few years back another large Irish LCC shut its hub at one of Oslos secondary airports when their attempt to bring inferiour Irish labour law practices into Norwegian terrotiry. The history will repeat itself!
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 14:12
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While I do agree with you, if Wizzair decides to use the holes in the Norwegian law then they are free to use it, as any other airline for that matter...but that is only if they decide to make it an operational base and not a permanent one as that requires Norwegian labour laws.
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 14:22
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Originally Posted by SlowAndSilly View Post
Being a Scandinavian citizen I'm kind of curious on how Wizzair employ their pilots.
How? Well, mostly local contracts deducting social and medical. Personal income tax paid to Switzerland (don't ask me how it works, didn't understand it back in the day when i was with them, but according to my accountant it was ok).

Otherwise through intimidation and fear - there were signs to it even a year or two back however corona just accelerated the process.
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 20:23
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Wave goodbye to the crew car too, people.

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Old 7th Oct 2020, 22:15
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Interesting what will go next after the crew car. Are discounted staff tickets still a thing?

Also, what's the situation with the roster now? Did random all over become the new normal or is there any hope of return to a fixed, predictable pattern?
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 10:15
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Hi guys, Has anyone heard anything from pilot recruitment or status of application changes?
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