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Gulf Air Developments

Old 30th Mar 2013, 18:56
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Awfully quiet in here. Had someone put out the lights yet? You gotta wonder.
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Old 31st Mar 2013, 18:50
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How do you find the light switch in the dark... I will use my cell phone light .. S*&% the batteries are dead
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Old 31st Mar 2013, 18:57
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Maybe the electricity supply has been cut off?....they say it can happen if you do not pay your bill.
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Old 4th Apr 2013, 13:27
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RIP Captain V. Kapoor, may god bless your soul.
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Old 4th Apr 2013, 14:46
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Oh no
Wasn't he in Air Arabia recently?
How did he pass?
God rest his soul in peace. Amazing friend and colleague. Will keep him in my prayers. Sad news indeed.
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Old 4th Apr 2013, 17:35
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Condolences

Condolences to his family & loved ones.. He was a Gentleman, did lot's of my S/O training .. Sad to hear that.....
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 09:54
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GULF1766 - Direct Entry Rated First Officers for Airbus A320 - Bahraini Nationals - Gulf Air
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 12:05
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That's a bit of a kick in the teeth for all the poor pilots who were made redundant because of downsizing. Why does the advert describe Bahrain, I would have thought Bahraini nationals would know what it was like there?
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 14:44
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Stupidity

From the following article:
Gulf Daily News Local News Union seeking Gulf Air talks

Gulf Air announced the restructuring strategy, which aims to reduce losses of BD95 million a year, in December after parliament and the Shura Council vetoed a request for a BD664.3m government bailout.

However, Mr Mahdi complained that Gulf Air was hiring former Bahrain Air pilots - even as it sought to shed its own workforce.

The carrier previously said it would not sack Bahraini pilots.
Incredible the stupidity and ignorance of these people.
Let's look at the facts:
1) Big number of expat pilots sacked, even those who held seniority over Bahraini's. No Bahraini pilots sacked.
2) Sacked expats are now being replaced by Bahraini Bahrain Air pilots and Bahraini pensioners that got offered their over 60 contracts again.
3) Bahraini GAA cadets starting training monthly, possibly to replace the remaining expat workforce.

I think the proces is called Bahrainisation. It's been on the books for a long time, but this time it is actually being executed.

A. FORCE
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 15:39
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The union has no idea wtf they are talking about! completely out of touch!

another comment by the same bunch..."for every expat sacked thats jobs for 3 Bahrainis" pretty much says it all....while the GATU courted expats for membership, they quickly throw them under the bus when times change...just goes to show
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Old 5th Apr 2013, 17:14
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Aeroforce
Where in the world did you come up with the '' bahraini GAA cadets starting training monthly to replace expats'' fabulation.
I suggest you get your facts straight before posting, As far as everyone knows, None of those poor chaps was promised anything or offered anything they even requested unpaid training and got turned down for it...
Ironbutt I totally agree with you, It's quite a pity for GATU to make such a statement '' each expat is equivalent to 3 locals in terms of cost or whatever'' and must look after the interest of employees as a whole, We all work for the same company and will all suffer the same consequences should an unprecedented event takes place regardless of whether we're local or not.
Im just disgusted of people that are blindly overzealous about bahrainization, Its loyalty that should matter and not nationality, Locals that talk crap about the company in the local media to incite MPs and others to object to aid packages to the company are definately of no use.
Having worked with many admirable expats that are cery hard working and loyal to the company I strongly object to such unfair and absurd terminations.
And thats just my personal standpoint.

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Old 5th Apr 2013, 18:54
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Good to read that the A320 fleet is expanding....and also that there is now a Company funded income protection insurance in place for all pilots.
Anyone know the insurance company involved.... and the terms and conditions listed on the policy document...should anyone ever attempt to claim this income protection?
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Old 6th Apr 2013, 16:03
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New Labor Law

If anyone needs a copy of the new Labor Law this link should take them to it. For the guys who lost their jobs, article 110 might be of interest. I wonder if Gulf Air complied. Can an airline downsize and expand at the same time?

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/M...1026%20Eng.pdf
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Old 7th Apr 2013, 10:19
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That's interesting link, but it's for private sector... not valid for GF.
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Old 8th Apr 2013, 05:29
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Hi guys, anyone knows the reason why we changed the hotel in Paris?
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Old 8th Apr 2013, 05:58
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IFE, not sure if it is true But heard rumours that one of the flight deck was caught there in the crew lounge smoking and shaing cc of other airline Do not know which part of it is true though
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Old 8th Apr 2013, 09:07
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So there are still some real pilots still out there ! Shame to change the Hotel. Let's all go there !
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Old 8th Apr 2013, 13:31
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Multi-tasker. Was he eating too?

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Old 8th Apr 2013, 14:14
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Rather sure somebody would have been sacked over that.....
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Old 10th Apr 2013, 20:44
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Heard he got away with a warning letter He is one of those who they can not sack

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