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Old 6th Jan 2019, 15:58
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Originally Posted by farefield View Post
From the Gov.uk website;

"Agency staff

You canít hire agency staff to provide temporary work cover during a strike."
Interesting. Has subbing out or wet leasing to cover industrial action in an airline ever been defined in court as using agency staff? I don't think it has, but I could be wrong.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 17:14
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It has been my experience in the past that forcing management into having to wet lease has brought matters to an earlier conclusion since it costs them a small fortune on top of their usual outgoings.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 19:20
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Dogma, I apologise. However, you chose your name, but you are right, it's not a good name for you.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 20:24
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Being 30 + years in the aviation
i got trained by good staff. Danair...BOAC.. BMI..,.
Then Flylo era comes in.
Get paid same 20 years later
Yes we do same Job We get them home.
It does hurt to give sub Cass service. But put 3 kids through University on a wage just before the the change.... Lucky
Risk your life.. get slaged off for givg a customer the wrong olive in their drink.
Oh they strike....
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 20:36
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If Dogma knew the difference between oar and ore then I may be interested in what they say.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 09:27
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Originally Posted by farefield View Post
From the Gov.uk website;"Agency staff

You can’t hire agency staff to provide temporary work cover during a strike."


I wonder what that was doing at Heathrow

(picture of Qatar A320 at Heathrow in case it gets removed)

Edit... picture change to save the clever folk pointing out the previous one was the Amiri Flight.

Last edited by Capt Ecureuil; 7th Jan 2019 at 09:38. Reason: pic change
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 09:33
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Bit of light background reading here about BA and that wetlease.

From Para 36 ...


36. BALPA also raise two other points: circumvention of the Employment Agencies Regulations 2003 and Article 11 of the Convention on Human Rights (the right of assembly). The CAA does not think that these points are of relevance to the application for approval of the proposed operation submitted by BA. In the case of the 2003 Regulations, the prohibition in those Regulations is on an employment agency, not on an employer or another employer, such as Qatar Airlines. The point in relation to Article 11 is not relevant since the approval, if granted, would not limit or restrict the right of industrial action by the mixed fleet cabin crew.”

So in that case it appears the CAA were OK with approving a wetlease because doing side steps any regs regarding agencies and strike breaking, and using a wetlease doesn’t prevent the workforce from indulging in IA...so that’s alright then...
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