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IAG: BA restructuring may cost 12,000 jobs

Old 20th Jun 2020, 08:39
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Yes they are. Also this is public relations to sway the opinion of the public, press and parliament. The original comms from BA were very certain that time was short, June 15th would be the appointed day, and money was short. The offer was compulsory redundancies at the bare minimum legal amount and the horrendous new proposed contracts.

The leverage campaign has had effect. June 15th passed without incident, (though it is rumored that the section 188 wasn’t legally correct and the process has restarted), voluntary redundancy has been offered and the proposed contract for cabin crew , at least, has been improved.

The danger with this new cabin crew offer is that it causes a split in Unite who represent both MFU the MF union and BASSA the legacy union. On the face of it, to a mildly interested press, public and parliament the offer seems reasonable under the circumstances.

It isn’t. This fight is far from over, unites campaign needs to alter in response.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 09:13
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Forced redundancy offer just above statutory in the offers that I know of.

All training suspended on the 747 as of yesterday.


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Old 20th Jun 2020, 13:34
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Looks like the end of the road for the 747.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 14:09
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Only one problem - the RPI is well less than one per cent.
I meant since itís been frozen. 1992 £30K should be nearer £52K today.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 14:59
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Originally Posted by stormin norman View Post
Looks like the end of the road for the 747.
Not according to the optimists on the Fleet, but it certainly looks like a major reduction in hull numbers (no surprises there then)
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 16:01
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Yes, I agree.

No, sadly if you give something away, you'll never ever getting it back that's why I won't be able to retire in 20 years unlike grey captains I fly with, they sold my retirement age and allowed a dozen new lower paygrades below them in the last recession as these didn't matter to them. Golden times are long gone.
Sold your retirement age? Allowed lower paygrades? A bit of a misrepresentation there....
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 16:04
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Originally Posted by stormin norman View Post
Looks like the end of the road for the 747.
Keep looking. The fleet isnít finished yet. It will return a bit later than the original plan (thanks, Pritti Patel) so training is suspended to schedule in recency to suit the later date.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 16:14
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Originally Posted by CaptainSensible View Post
I meant since itís been frozen. 1992 £30K should be nearer £52K today.
OK. With you now.
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 16:19
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I see the BOAC jet made the hop from LHR to Cardiff today.
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Old 21st Jun 2020, 06:32
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Training exemption - ORS1383

Hi all,

Iíve been following the thread and news, and am sorry for all of you at BA who have worry of potential forced redundancy / changing T&Cs. I myself have been served notice of redundancy by my operator so know the stress youíre all feeling - especially in these market conditions.

Having read the recent news of BA suspending training on the 747, Iím a little surprised that BA have been training at all during the Covid-19 pandemic following the CAAs ORS 1354 and subsequent 1383 until the 31th October.

Surely BA management would have taken advantage of this regardless of internal training capacities to reduce costs within this department? My OPC was due in May but postponed using this exemption, am Iím unlikely to complete training before Iím handed my P45.

So those in the know, is there a reason why BA have been sending pilots to sim training when this ORS is active? Is it simply that the backlog would cause havoc when the ORS ceases?

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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 00:28
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Are Lingus Pilots got a deal which provides for the return to previous pay levels in September next year and no redundancies for themselves, although 500 jobs go in other areas.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-39302392.html
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 06:13
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Originally Posted by Skyfaring View Post
So those in the know, is there a reason why BA have been sending pilots to sim training when this ORS is active? Is it simply that the backlog would cause havoc when the ORS ceases?
I think it is pretty much that.

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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 11:44
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Within IAG, BA has been operating the turnaround ppe trips to China with 7 pilots whereas EI has been using 5 pilots. Not relevant to the discussion but an interesting comparison.
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 14:15
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Furlough scheme to be extended to 31st July.
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 16:00
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
Are Lingus Pilots got a deal which provides for the return to previous pay levels in September next year and no redundancies for themselves, although 500 jobs go in other areas.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-39302392.html

OK, so this is an IAG company with both long and short-haul flying, like BA.
Shares in the holding company are listed as IAG shares.
BA makes two-thirds of profits for IAG.

So BA employees should not be screwed any more than those at Aer Lingus.

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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 16:38
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Furlough scheme to be extended to 31st July.
May I ask where this is reported, there is a rumour that it has been requested. Similarly that the S188 was incorrect in some way requiring a reissue. Are these hopeful rumours?
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 18:16
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Certainly at CityFlyer pilots and ground-based staff have had their furlough extended to the end of July. Cabin crew furlough runs until the end of June, for now. I can’t speak for mainline.
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 20:24
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Originally Posted by PC767 View Post
May I ask where this is reported, there is a rumour that it has been requested. Similarly that the S188 was incorrect in some way requiring a reissue. Are these hopeful rumours?
BA have requested it, I have no idea who needs to approve it. I can't see any of the TUs objecting. I don't know about the S188. BA did say weeks ago that they would start sending redundancy letters out after 15th June. As far as I know that hasn't happened. Either BA were bluffing or the BA Betrayal campaign has had an effect.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 10:17
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Furlough confirmed until the end of July. Targeted return to work for some as flights build up.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 21:43
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Turin is cabin crew for BA mainline and with the above referring to themselves. The cabin crew furlough has indeed been extended. Mainline pilots are not given the option to take part in the government furlough scheme.
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