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Old 5th Oct 2018, 09:00
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The views from the inside of Primera have been expressed correctly. What has not been mentioned, is that staff employed through the UK agency Mountainhigh will not receive the statutory redundancy benefits to which they are entitled in accordance with their UK employment contracts. Unless you really need to put bread on the table, you are between jobs, or it is your last job for a few months, never, ever, accept an offer of employment from the Icelandic backed group of recruitment charlatans associated with Mountainhigh.info.......... ASTA; Avia Personnel, Airborne, Direct2Work and the newly created First 2 Resource.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 12:04
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Originally Posted by backtobasics
What has not been mentioned, is that staff employed through the UK agency Mountainhigh will not receive the statutory redundancy benefits to which they are entitled in accordance with their UK employment contracts.
In the UK, statutory redundancy benefits can be claimed directly from the Insolvency Service (redundancy payments office) in the event you can't get it from your employer for whatever reason. However, statutory benefits are not subject to contract so I suspect you actually mean contractual redundancy benefits which, as with everything else, are worth only as much as the entity on the other end of the contract.
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Old 5th Oct 2018, 18:10
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Statutory redundancy is 1 weeks pay for each year of service (if aged over 22). Don't think the UK Primera guys are going to get anything, sadly.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 10:41
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Close shave

Having read everyone’s comments above I must say I have been fortunate and lucky that I did not accept their job offer. There was something just did not feel right with this airline that I sat on the offer for six months. Now I realise and also advise people not to jump in on any offer of employment until you are absolutely sure. Trust your gut instinct it will never let you down. My commiserations to the pilots who have this shock thrust upon them, but believe me there are better jobs out there. Just do your homework enjoy watching the desperation of the recruitment companies trying get A320 pilots and you relax and pick the job of your choice. The ACMI operators are also desperate for rated pilots and also operate on limits of the envelope, primera is not the first or last to go under.maybe should not work with anything colour yellow on tail .....and then brexit...well anything can happen next year so for those looking for another job now perhaps better do homework twice and look ahead as well on the horizon. I’m getting the feeling for to batten down the hatches cos another storm is coming.

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Old 7th Oct 2018, 11:07
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Good luck

To the ex Primera Air employed air crews with finding a better job.
The only sad thing about Primera Air going out of business is that a number employees lost their jobs
Primera Air will not be missed. Lousy companies like Primera air are responsible for the "Race. to the bottom" culture that has plagued this industry for far too long now.
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Old 9th Oct 2018, 13:42
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Statement from the lawyers dissecting the financial corps of Primera: 'There's an unusual small amount of cash and other liquid assets remaining in the company'. Which loosely translates to 'looks like someone emptied the bank accounts just before they threw in the towel'.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 19:19
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Not just aviation.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 19:26
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WHBM you ask a very good question. Airlines hardly choose a registry hundreds of miles from their main operations to assure effective oversight!
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Anybody working there with any sense knew they would not last to winter
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