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Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2020, 19:31
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By Spambhoy

Your probably right. The template was cast at...

Your probably right. The template was cast at Birmingham. All NATS staff were forewarned that the T&C’s with the new provider would bear no resemblance to the ones they were accustomed to. Those that...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Aug 2020, 18:00
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By Spambhoy

Look at the small print for the “blip driver” job...

Look at the small print for the “blip driver” job description. They are already detailing the changes to terms and conditions and pay scales.
24th Aug 2020, 17:51
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

I think the decision is now out of their hands as...

I think the decision is now out of their hands as ( previously stated ) the long standing T&C’s agreement walks out of the door in 8 months. No doubt preceded by 100’s of long serving staff, who have...
19th Aug 2020, 21:48
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

Quite. It was most definitely a mitigating...

Quite.

It was most definitely a mitigating factor in jumping ship while I could. Encountered it in two separate areas of the business and it wasn’t very pleasant. Reported it on the first occasion...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Aug 2020, 20:20
Replies: 27
Views: 7,004
Posted By Spambhoy

The perfect storm analogy comes into play here...

The perfect storm analogy comes into play here for me ; prior to this “event”, NSL were pushing ( at an alarming rate, PR et al ) the Virtual Tower project. As I understand it, Projects - as a...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2020, 18:59
Replies: 27
Views: 7,004
Posted By Spambhoy

In the redundant half of the building was the...

In the redundant half of the building was the training simulator. Don’t think the customer would be happy to know that little titbit.
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Aug 2020, 11:05
Replies: 27
Views: 7,004
Posted By Spambhoy

I retired from the NSL side and from 2 years...

I retired from the NSL side and from 2 years previous to me leaving, half the building was shut down to heating and lighting. All the lighting, bar approach and TC were on PIR’s. All taps were...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2020, 16:32
Replies: 27
Views: 7,004
Posted By Spambhoy

In the past, late 90’s/early noughties, some NATS...

In the past, late 90’s/early noughties, some NATS staff who opted for VR, were rehired on a consultancy basis. I don’t know how that would work these days regards personal taxation, as the...
29th Jul 2020, 22:15
Replies: 178
Views: 53,055
Posted By Spambhoy

Everyday is a school day.

Everyday is a school day.
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jul 2020, 21:28
Replies: 27
Views: 7,004
Posted By Spambhoy

Unhappy The last of NATS VR ?

The company have polled all employees for a statement of interest, for what will be ( IMHO ) the last, significant, outlay of redundancy payments. As their intention to “tear up” NATSAG next May,...
29th Jul 2020, 21:19
Replies: 178
Views: 53,055
Posted By Spambhoy

Confused.com ? I thought the last 747 rolled...

Confused.com ?

I thought the last 747 rolled out in 2006, or am I missing a finer point ?
5th Jul 2020, 17:17
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
4th Jul 2020, 21:55
Replies: 178
Views: 53,055
Posted By Spambhoy

Went to the Far East, in the late 90’s on a...

Went to the Far East, in the late 90’s on a budget, and had seats in ( port ) row 81. Never been sicker in my life. The vortex stuff at the back is not recommended.

The Big Bird will be missed.
4th Jul 2020, 21:03
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

I’d love some clarity on the NATSAG thing ? How...

I’d love some clarity on the NATSAG thing ? How can something, which appeared to be enshrined in stone by the late Bill Brett, be cast aside without judiciary ?
2nd Jul 2020, 20:39
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

It appears to be based on some agreement, with...

It appears to be based on some agreement, with their European [sic] partners, regards user charges ? As previous posters have suggested, it looks like ( IMHO ) NATS have offered the first “olive...
14th Jun 2020, 16:38
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

concur.......

concur.......
13th Jun 2020, 19:37
Replies: 43
Views: 78,471
Posted By Spambhoy

So currently, it’s 300 pilots and 7,000 cabin...

So currently, it’s 300 pilots and 7,000 cabin crew ? All foreign residential arrangements cancelled ?
12th Jun 2020, 18:54
Replies: 43
Views: 78,471
Posted By Spambhoy

You’ve actually hit quite a resonant bone with...

You’ve actually hit quite a resonant bone with that one. I too, have two “R” notches on my resume ( retired so it’s not as important now ), but it was the making of me. “For every negative, there is...
12th Jun 2020, 17:33
Replies: 43
Views: 78,471
Posted By Spambhoy

You could have a face to face and hand over the...

You could have a face to face and hand over the letter, but one would imagine that the redundancy [sic] of Human Resources these days, the expectant fisty cuffs would not be a welcome addition to the...
12th Jun 2020, 17:29
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

I frequently meet some of the retirees and they...

I frequently meet some of the retirees and they loved ( past tense ) throwing in the odd “made 30 grand last month alone” , which always came across as being very superficial as it’s the traders who...
12th Jun 2020, 16:14
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

According to a press release by CAAPS ( as of...

According to a press release by CAAPS ( as of last December ), it services 5700 current and retired NATS employees. It’s anybody’s guess how you could break that number down ?
12th Jun 2020, 15:09
Replies: 43
Views: 78,471
Posted By Spambhoy

Not what you want to see in your “Inbox”.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1070x1572/58e49371_9efe_4149_bd99_37caa4b10bf9_eb8de03c45d1c36c245d89d5613c63f2fe346523.jpeg
12th Jun 2020, 15:03
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

I visited one of the financial companies, prior...

I visited one of the financial companies, prior to drawing my pension and the nervousness of the agent made the hair on the back of my neck stand to attention. Being reasonably fiscally savvy, that...
7th Jun 2020, 20:12
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

I’m interested to find out what the shareholders...

I’m interested to find out what the shareholders expect in the short term ? As NATS have arranged, yet another, pension holiday, there has to be some give and take regards the financial fallout. What...
7th Jun 2020, 19:46
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

I’ll back that up with the fact that the poster...

I’ll back that up with the fact that the poster hasn’t voiced an opinion, on anything, in 6 years. So, troll it is.
7th Jun 2020, 19:44
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

Doubt it’s nothing more than trolling. Walsh...

Doubt it’s nothing more than trolling. Walsh would have have a clear conflict of interest. It would be akin to insider trading. As the government retains a “golden share”, they would not allow this...
7th Jun 2020, 14:43
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

Staff costs ( from last years returns ) were...

Staff costs ( from last years returns ) were running at near enough 1B per annum.
7th Jun 2020, 11:39
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By Spambhoy

Angry NATS Redundancies

All contractors were served notice months ago, but now the company is discussing compulsory redundancies and the union is taking a shallow view, due to the bullying culture that is beginning to...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jan 2018, 07:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By Spambhoy

The building contains a combined VOR/DME.

The building contains a combined VOR/DME.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jan 2018, 18:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By Spambhoy

So the press have basically misread the brief,...

So the press have basically misread the brief, i.e. the planned, national decommissioning of en-route VOR/DME's is all this is about and the ILS/DME remains in situ. NATS communications at their...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jan 2018, 15:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By Spambhoy

De commissioning of Navaids at Glasgow ?

Saw a story today that states the ground navaids at the airport will be taken out of service next year ?

I’m aware of the utilisation of GPS elsewhere, but I thought DME/NDB/VOR was your “get out...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Dec 2017, 13:57
Replies: 42
Views: 22,382
Posted By Spambhoy

Because everybody is jumping ship

The Germans have caught NATS on the hop ; Gatwick and Edinburgh has taken the legs from beneath them, they weren't tendering properly and still haven't changed the guts of the bargaining team. As a...
25th Sep 2017, 21:31
Replies: 2,453
Views: 1,087,818
Posted By Spambhoy

You need to know the Management at the Airport

They are hilarious. Add several ,eclectic, variations of the provincial accent and multiply that in a closed room. You actually wince as they get down to business. The International bit always amuses...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2017, 20:57
Replies: 54
Views: 26,323
Posted By Spambhoy

That'll be why the GM is still there, on the new...

That'll be why the GM is still there, on the new contract, with the Germans having been "outed", by NATS, for collusion with the opposition.

The "tool" reference remains I'm afraid ( to both).
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2017, 21:43
Replies: 83
Views: 15,303
Posted By Spambhoy

Name and shame? Or your nothing more than a...

Name and shame?

Or your nothing more than a trick cyclist or a fantasist ?
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