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Lufthansa Pilots to ballot on strike action

Old 23rd Feb 2010, 07:33
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- employment in Germany in Base and Line Maintenance has GROWN by about 1,000 employees in the same timeframe,
Where do you got that from?

Keeping C and D check within LH, what number of jobs would this mean?
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Old 23rd Feb 2010, 14:45
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Well, it is being done within LH, but at a foreing subsidiary.

As PAX, I am slightly more comfortable with that than with majors such as ANA farming out maintenance to Thailand to an operation they do not control.
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Old 23rd Feb 2010, 17:51
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In which world are you living, BRE? I remember very well that a highly reputated charter airline from your country had all the 727 heavy maintenance done in Taipeh.
That was more then thirty years ago. Get real - times have changed. Airline people,
in my view, shouldnŽt think " national " anyway. Pride and loyality regarding their
company is a different story.
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Old 23rd Feb 2010, 19:32
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Let me put it this way, I would feel better if reputable airlines did their heavy maintenance in their own facilities on their home turf - less chance of things lost in translation or across a cultural divide. Since things can no longer be this way, which one has to acknowledge, I fell better if said reputable airline sets up and runs its own overseas maintenance centers.

The first thing Thai did after winning the maintenance contract for ANA's 747 fleet was to torch one of those. Also, there are quite a few hints on the net about creative maintenance that was discovered on ex-Thai 747s on entering the second hand market.
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Old 23rd Feb 2010, 20:21
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I hope you guys get this settled soon. I'm booked on DLH for a SFO-BUD flight on 3/16 so I can be there for my 60th birthday.
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Old 24th Feb 2010, 01:03
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Lufthansa pilot's defending the profession

I would say that the Lufthansa pilot's union was pretty smart. By threatening the strike they accomplished two things: 1. Forced Lufthansa to cancel many flights with a financial penalty,and 2. Got the traveling public's attention.

I wish the union well. They are defending the industry and the scope issues for the all pilots. If we lose this battle, a pilot will just be another bus driver paid accordingly.
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Old 24th Feb 2010, 07:40
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Multiple choice time

Your company is outsourcing its flying. You:

a) do nothing, lose your job as your company thrives.

b) go on strike, risk losing your job when the company goes down if MGT turns out to be insanely obstinate and would rather fly company into ground than "lose face" but then there is possible gain of being recognized as something that just can't be trampled over.

Easy one, isn't it?

With a lot of bitterness yet without any irony I can say: thank you pilots of Vereinigung Cockpit for standing up for all of us invertebrate flyers.


We did s-word for Germanwings There is no legal way we can do anything about it in our Boratstan.
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Old 24th Feb 2010, 12:16
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Maybe there will be new opportunities for new pilot jobs at Lufthansa. Hopefully, contracting agencies seize the opportunity to sell their cadets to Lufthansa. There is a lot of money to be made with the pay to fly schemes! It would be great to see Lufthansa follow the lead of fine airlines such as Ryan Air and EasyJet!
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 12:59
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LH pilots' action has been in the limelight during our latest social processes here at AF. All AF pilots have been pretty admiring of the way you have conducted this move. Well done ! I only wish we could prove to be that smart and focused.

If only all pilots throughout Europe could be that united, our profession would not be stuck in such low standards today.
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Old 27th Feb 2010, 15:36
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Thank you for doing the right thing in standing up for all of us.
"fingers crossed" @ UTC+8
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 17:47
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FRANKFURT (AP) The union for striking Lufthansa pilots has agreed to suspend their walkout until March 9.
Are there any updates on this? Tomorrow appears to be another deadline. Has any progress been made, is another strike imminent?
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 17:55
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Negotiations are still ongoing and VC doesn't expect to go on strike after tomorrow (although they stress that they could if talks go downhill). They will have more information for members Tuesday or Wednesday.
 
Old 12th Mar 2010, 14:12
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From little things big things grow

Full credit to the Lufthansa employees considering this action. What is heartening is that there also seems to be some sign of life in some of the airline unions in Australia and the UK. Perhaps the unions will consider "globalising" in the not too distant future.Thanks once again.
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Old 12th Mar 2010, 14:55
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Looks like very interesting weeks to come.......
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 06:47
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Goodmorning Studi and thanks a lot for your info!

Sorry..What does it mean about LHI "..but has to apply normal Lufthansa selection standards.."???..The selection have always been based on the Lufthansa classic scheme as:

1) DLR in Hamburg
2)Simulator for basic IFR and CRM
3)FQ in Hamburg
4)Final interview in Hamburg
5)Medical in Frankfurt

Is there anything else than this?All my collegues working in DLH they went through this same process.Or am I wrong?

Viele Grusse!;-)
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 09:53
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re LH-Italia positions (see A, 9. II in the document):

- DLR-Test in a specific "regional" (in Italian?) form

- CapatainŽs positions currently offered to mainline FOs

- will then be offered leave (!) and a local contract (!)

Sorry folks, but the proposal is in German...

Lots of discussions next week, but I guess weŽll have to accept it now.

I just hope that all the Effos have understood how the Captains have stood behind them, have given/paid them quite a few perspectives and stop complaining about having to go on the bigbus!!
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 10:04
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Good morning,

so will they consider valid the last year DLR test?

regards
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 13:38
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"I just hope that all the Effos have understood how the Captains have stood behind them, have given/paid them quite a few perspectives and stop complaining about having to go on the bigbus!! "

Now who would complain about having to drive a big bus ....
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 16:24
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so will they consider valid the last year DLR test?
Yes they will, for LH its valid for 2 years.
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Old 25th Jun 2010, 17:03
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EAM could you please answer to this question if you know it?

"...Sorry..What does it mean about LHI "..but has to apply normal Lufthansa selection standards.."???..The selection have always been based on the Lufthansa classic scheme as:

1) DLR in Hamburg
2)Simulator for basic IFR and CRM
3)FQ in Hamburg
4)Final interview in Hamburg
5)Medical in Frankfurt

Is there anything else than this?All my collegues working in DLH they went through this same process.Or am I wrong?

Viele Grusse!;-)..."

Thank you very much!
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