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EK now offering 1-6 months Unpaid Leave🤦‍♂️

Old 13th Sep 2020, 17:54
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EK now offering 1-6 months Unpaid Leave🤦‍♂️

WTF? Thought they just bragged reinstating 100 percent basic pay effective 01 October??? The typical EK smoke and mirrors EK style!
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 18:10
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It is 100% pay, unless it isn’t..... you know the way it works here. ;(
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 18:41
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The communication is company wide and offers the possibility of unpaid leave for 1 - 6 months. The communication says it is primarily for non-operational roles.
It is unlikely to be available for 777 pilots although there may be a possibility for 380 pilots. I would imagine fleet will clarify shortly.

If you do not require unpaid leave then do not apply.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 19:17
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Well I guess it could be be advantageous for some... and the company of course !
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 21:09
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So you're complaining about giving the opportunity of an unpaid leave instead of kicking your a** and giving you 1 week to get out of the country, smart to say the least.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 22:37
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with EK there is little to no guarantee you will have your job either. So it could be a gamble where they come back to no job. Again this is for non operational staff which we know how many they have that are simply twiddling their thumbs with barely any work........
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 23:54
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Complaining about giving the “opportunity”.... Mate you think this a complaint? And you think this is an opportunity? Where is your head? I don’t even want to suggest!
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 04:01
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hahahah love that “opportunity” well said GH66 - trolls will be trolls
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 10:54
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Shouldn't this have been the first thing put on the table when covid kicked off, to all staff !!
How many people will be in a financial position to accept unpaid leave, having just endured a 50% paycut for 6 months?
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 04:57
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EXACTLY! Here in the US most carriers have been offering a combination of long term leaves of absences, month to month or multiple months rosters with 50 hrs of credit to go screw off (no duties for said month) with full benefits as well as early retirements with a certain reduced cash benefit per month until normal retirement age........for sure that would’ve been a better starting point for EK.
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Old 27th Sep 2020, 11:01
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The six month period of half salary that commenced in April, equates to three months unpaid leave. I suspect there would be hardly any takers for three months unpaid leave if it was offered in April, if back then leaving your home proved to be a mission, never mind leaving the country!

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