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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 13:11
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Very Sad.. Let's wait and see what happens
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 13:18
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By the way, my post was cancelled ...I wonder why????$$$
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 09:24
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Unfortunately in June they terminated a group of instructors and examiners, same reason, the whatsapp tri/tre group, sounds ridicolous I know but that's what happened and among those,there were some of the most experienced/talented/professional guys I've ever met, coming from amazing companies with an excellent safety record like Cathay and so on. This attitude is nonsense and self destructing, sendig home some of the best trainers you have because of whatsapp (at least that's what they said, nice 'not so legal' excuse to get rid of someone)
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Old 6th Nov 2020, 08:37
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I have heard a review will happen every 2 months to see if to increase the frequency or reduce this will decide if more redundancies to follow
Keeping the axe hovering over peoples heads is soul destroying, whilst redundancies may be unavoidable, they need to do it in one chop so that those not affected can get on with some certainty. Morale must be rock bottom throughout the entire company at the moment.
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 05:00
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Moral is at the lowest ever in QR, Be it Technical Flight Ops QAS Cabin Services”. It’s a mess that has no ending nor a plan!
Like in technical layoffs happened of Mechanics & Aircraft Engineers, Then I have heard Mechanics are being re-hired on a new contract because there is shortage..
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 06:06
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Originally Posted by krismiler
they need to do it in one chop so that those not affected can get on with some certainty
Unlikely given that the market itself is so damn uncertain!
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 11:56
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Under the same T&Cs I hope...
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 14:06
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For sure...

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Old 11th Nov 2020, 07:01
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Another Memo from the GCEO” Solidarity Program Update” More routes to close, A/Cs to be grounded & more redundancies to follow.. AAB projects aviation won’t come back to pre-covid level until 2024.
I wonder where does FIFA 2022 stand?
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Old 11th Nov 2020, 13:15
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https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2...internal-memo/

The chief executive of Qatar Airways has told staff in an internal memo that the airline will be forced to make more redundancies as “COVID-19 continues to tighten its grip on many parts of the world with no sign of slowing down”. Akbar Al Baker warned that “a further reduction of headcount is now sadly unavoidable in some areas” without detailing which departments faced cuts.

In contrast to the largely positive statements Qatar Airways has released about rebuilding its route network, Al Baker said: “many of our routes remain commercially unviable due to a significant drop in global demand for air travel”.

Qatar Airways first made “substantial” job cuts in early May but Al Baker said the number of redundancies had been “significantly less than many of our competing airlines during this time.”

It is, however, “with a heavy heart” that Al Baker informed staffers of a further tranche of compulsory redundancies. Addressing criticism that the employees who were laid off earlier this year faced a chaotic departure and had issues with leaving salaries being paid, Al Baker said those made redundant would be “treated with the utmost courtesy, respect and compassion”.

“We must not forget that the unprecedented and unforeseen challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic came at a time when the industry was already facing significant pressure due to increasingly adverse market conditions,” the memo continued.

“In addition to this, as outlined in Qatar Airways Annual Report, the airline is dealing with record-breaking losses, due in no small part to the illegal blockade on Qatar by our neighbouring states”.

Qatar Airways recently reported a $1.9 billion loss for the 2019/2020 financial year. The airline has already received nearly the same amount in financial support from the government of Qatar which owns the airline.

Qatar Airways faced criticism over the way it selected who would be made redundant in the first wave of lay-offs with reports the airline disproportionately selected cabin crew with more than 15-years of service. Some of the cabin crew who remained have since been redeployed to work in the airline’s call centre’s while flying remains depressed.

The memo was sent on the same day that regional rival Etihad Airways informed its pilots that more redundancies would be announced imminently.

Qatar Airways employed just over 50,000 employees worldwide across its group of companies as of March 2020. The airline has not publicly said how many employees have been made redundant since the start of the pandemic.

Qatar Airways has been contacted for comment.
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 08:57
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They prepare the audience for the next "reduction", I'm curious if this time they will pick those with active warning letters or not, including the ones SAVED illegally by the "ex" VPFO. It is unbelievably unfair what happened here, the management works in a shady way, how can the big boss accept all this ? What happened to the Company's reputation ?
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 12:28
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Originally Posted by Aviateur86
the management works in a shady way, how can the big boss accept all this
Company culture works from the very top and down through the leadership pyramid...
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 14:40
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All of them are!
Coming from the local CFOO, the ex Italian VPFO, but also the Senior managers and deputies!
They have all played the dirty game to give warning and final warning letters to guys, that way they were eligible for the "redundancy"...
This is also the way they do to protect their own position. One guy pointed out some problems, been given a warning letter, and right after that been called for redundancy....

Do you really think the Baker isn't aware of this unfair game!?

What about that guy who posted here the CFOO letter?
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 16:39
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“I assure you that any colleagues leaving the business will be treated with the utmost courtesy, respect and compassion”

🤣 Wonderful, that despite the pandemic, they haven’t lost their sense of humour!
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Old 13th Nov 2020, 07:30
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And 25% stolen from the notice period 👍
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Old 13th Nov 2020, 10:21
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The VPFO was removed without any "thank you" note, nothing, like if he didn't exist, in complete silence. Rumors say that his accomplice in HR, the guy who was spying employees and their social media by playing "Sherlock Holmes" was also removed, only the privileged that were protected by them are still there, despite active warning and caution letters, I call this unprofessional, unfair and unsafe and gives the perfect idea of what's the quality level of QR flight crew not to mention the 'thickness' of the managers who accept all this.
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Old 15th Nov 2020, 08:35
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How many 350 and 777 guys were made redundant right after being given an unfair warning letter?
How come those guys were made redundant knowing the roster are tight, flying 100h+ per month!
Oh, I guess the fair redundancy system put in place push the management under the CFOO to select the futur eligible pilots!
They can not select the names for the redundancy, so let's make them eligible....
Here we go how to protect friends, new expensive type ratings, fleet transfer....

What is the Baker email to report those cases?
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 01:44
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I don’t know how many on the 350 but a lot what i know is the guys that were on holiday or stuck outside of Doha Since February they call them back to fly again, and the pilots that stay in Doha flying in the core of the pandemic were made redundant.
i think that was very unfair but we all know how QR brain works the opposite from a human been i think their brain is their ass.
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 03:21
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Not sure about the Email but Open door policy is still there and Memo are being accepted!
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Old 16th Nov 2020, 09:07
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So, by your way of thinking, all of the 400 pilots locked out of Qatar over the last 8 months should be first in the firing line. Many were on annual leave or took unpaid leave at the request of the company, not to mention a 70% pay cut, some received no pay. Don't blame those guys, it is not their fault. The company does what the company does, none of us have any say in the process. For your information, some pilots who have just returned have indeed been let go.
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