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Old 18th Mar 2018, 10:12
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What's going on peeps.....Babcocks immediate requirement for pilots at Blackpool?

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Old 18th Mar 2018, 16:54
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Wasnt the ad asking for permanent staff (so no touring positions?)
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 19:30
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Babcocks have recently taken over one of the small hangars at Blackpool to base an EC135 for servicing the offshore wind farms
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 09:18
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Have they abandoned the idea of flying the windfarm EC135s out of Walney Island? That was the original plan
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 09:20
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Due to personnel moving on, there is a requirement for pilots for the Oil and Gas contracts.
Simple as that.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 09:35
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Due to personnel moving on.....Hmmmm...

You have a secure ,fairly well paid job and yet offshore are still losing pilots from all the companies and all the bases...looks like the management need to pull their heads out of their a*%$s and start treating people right with better T&c's after the last couple of years of crap they have handed down....

Peeps, for goodness sakes, do yourselves a favour, (especially the younger guys and gals,) go fixed wing...the airlines are crying out...you won't regret it!!
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 10:16
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50? REALLY...Ah, sorry, you said people, not PILOTS...Especially ones with Experience or ratings
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 10:48
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Originally Posted by Brutal View Post
Due to personnel moving on.....Hmmmm...

You have a secure ,fairly well paid job and yet offshore are still losing pilots from all the companies and all the bases...looks like the management need to pull their heads out of their a*%$s and start treating people right with better T&c's after the last couple of years of crap they have handed down....

Peeps, for goodness sakes, do yourselves a favour, (especially the younger guys and gals,) go fixed wing...the airlines are crying out...you won't regret it!!
You aren't wrong, Brutal, 100% agree.
In this case, however, it's guys retiring and returning to country of origin.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 07:34
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Looks like NHV are to replace Babcock on the Morecambe Bay gas contract.
NHV website is advertising vacancies at Blackpool on AS365N3 and AW169
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 09:42
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Babcock getting undercut by NHV; the race to the bottom is not yet over.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 10:57
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Originally Posted by Brutal View Post
What's going on peeps.....Babcocks immediate requirement for pilots at Blackpool?

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Is there any requests? I havent seen anything? Is is BREXIT coming??
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 11:03
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Originally Posted by minigundiplomat View Post
Babcock getting undercut by NHV; the race to the bottom is not yet over.
Not sure they are under-cutting the wages and benefits, so maybe just more efficient and a shorter admin tail?
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 11:22
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Originally Posted by berlioz View Post
Is there any requests? I havent seen anything? Is is BREXIT coming??
The thread was started just over a year ago - March 2018.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 11:38
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Cool

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The thread was started just over a year ago - March 2018.
Right month wrong year...
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 12:00
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IF NHV replace Babcock won't TUPE apply?It did when bond replaced CHC and CHC replaced Bond. Just throwing that out there.
I suppose if its The old Dauphane it would but not new type (aw169)
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 16:44
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Is this not a new contract - ie, the Babcock one has come to an end?
TUPE might apply if takeover during a contract - but then this is O&G so nothing is so predictable
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 19:01
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Originally Posted by berlioz View Post
Right month wrong year...
Huh?

ĒBrutal , 18th Mar 2018 11:12Ē That is copied directly from the first post in the thread.
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 19:21
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It did when bond replaced CHC
No, it didnít (controversially). Most of the pilots transferred from CHC to Bond, some under duress of sorts.
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 08:34
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My mistake As it has been a long running base I made an assumption based on the engineers i knew who worked there.
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Old 9th Apr 2019, 10:50
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Originally Posted by EESDL View Post
Is this not a new contract - ie, the Babcock one has come to an end?
TUPE might apply if takeover during a contract - but then this is O&G so nothing is so predictable
It was the end of the contract when CHC moved to Bond as well. The TUPE laws do cover such transfer of ongoing operations...

The issue the pilots had last time, is that they were initially advised TUPE was effective because it was 365n to n3 .... then after about 2 months, the word came down the lawyers thought TUPE didnít apply because n to n3 ...

The net effect is that everyone was pretty much forced to take Bond Tís & Cís at short notice - no time to negotiate or make a plan B, with only about 6 weeks to changeover. For some that was a major pay cut, for others a somewhat forced retirement on New Yearís Eve.

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