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Old 13th Apr 2007, 14:09
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Yup makes you

Note the hours flown by the Jet 2 driver as well.... 500hrs/yr



CC - you did a great job with the new letter to TJ, looking forward to his reply.

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Old 13th Apr 2007, 14:56
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Well Ladies and Gents,
Having worked for Monarch up until last November and now moved to pastures orange I would like to say the very best of luck with your negotiations.

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 13:57
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.. i am not sure the CC always use their heaviest bat when it comes to pay negotiations ....

it strikes me that MON is still very much in the dark ages when it comes to most things relating to crewing, communications, holidays, lifestyle etc etc. perhaps the "zero cost basis" has been around for much longer than people think ?? examples are :

* rosters which dont have a flight time total for the month

* nearing 90 hours in 28 days and calling up crewing to find out exactly how many hours your on and they cant tell you - you have to call somebody else !

* some feeble "scheduling agreement" where i have to fill in forms and claim "points" each time my duty is changed beyond a few hours to hopefully try and get a day off sometime

* crew not being able to access any information about their up coming flights to see who they flying with nor being able to request duty swaps
... anyway, i digress. coming back to the pay negotiations, my friends at other operators like thomas cook, jet 2, silverjet and XL all take home more than i do, and lets not even consider my friends at virgin and thomsonfly !
i would like to see no further decrease in the current conditions .... lest we end up paying to work !??!?!

i would like to see the introduction of some sort of factored sector pay (at jet2 for an F/O its in the region of GBP7) to reflect the difference between say a PMI and a TCP.

i would like to see a basic salary increase of more than say 2.7% lets remember that for the last 5 or 6 years inflation, but more importantly our "real" cost of living (council tax, heating, petrol etc etc) has far outstripped our meagre "increases", for those years we did get one ! the net effect is that we have probably "lost" GBP 5-10k in real terms over this period. what is going to be done to recoup this ?

i would like to see a new crewing/rostering system implemented with more functionality and one which enables me to have some control over my lifestyle, if other comparable airlines have systems which work why is it MON havent been able to find a system which they think will work ?
i would like to see staff travel improved ... if there are empty seats why can staff not just pay airport taxes and charges ? it would cost the company nothing but would be seen as something tangible ? often it is cheaper for me to book with another airline if i want to go to say spain for a few days ... when i know the MON flights will have 10+ seats available.

.... anyway, call me cynical but i suspect there will end up being some convoluted "agreement" made, hailed as a "victory" by the CC, which will be spread out over a few years, with us having to give up something in return ... all for what - perhaps a basic increase of 4.3% over 2 years ?!?!?
as a pilot i am not looking for a "victory", all i am looking for is a respectable remuneration package which keeps track with real living costs, respect and goodwill from my employer and some choice and flexability when it comes to lifestyle. when i compare myself to other "suitably educated" friends who are accountants, surveyors, architects, lawyers, dentists i realise just how degraded and poor the money and conditions have become and these dont take into account our 6 monthly sim checks, medicals, unsocial reporting hours or the dreaded 18-30 rest periods or the fact that we can lose our livelyhood much easier than any of these other professions.

... why is it that tube and train drivers earn more than most MON F/O's, have better conditions and their companies would never dream of closing a pay negotiations meeting after 5 mins ??? is it because they are prepared to show their frustration with industrial action - if so, perhaps thats a lesson we should learn from ... the only loser in that scenario would be Monarch, and their customers ....

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Old 16th Apr 2007, 17:52
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"I hear that even our Dreamliner options have been sold "

Is this indicative of the accuracy and quality of the rest of your reply ?
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 18:29
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"Whether or not the CC will accept a mediocre agreement is another matter"

Surely we all get a vote? There is no process that I'm aware of to allow the CC to accept or decline an offer on anyone's behalf. They just recommend an offer when they believe that they have got enough that most people wouldn't go on strike to get more. If (or more like when) they don't get an offer that meets people asprations then they can ballot for industrial action.

If you don't like what ends up being recommended then vote NO on your ballot paper and vote against the CC when they next stand. Either way posting misleading information on PPRuNe won't help.
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 20:00
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Completely agree.

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Although what you are saying has elements of truth in it - the way you are saying it makes you sound like a total ar$e. Take a chill pill and keep things in perspective.
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 22:47
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Would you be able to elaborate on the 787 rumour Bealzebub?
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 22:54
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No, because it is all a load of twaddle by someone who has thought better of it and deleted their post.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 08:13
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So, the management again refused to even discuss a payrise.

I fear industrial action is now on its way.

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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 10:22
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So if there is a strike, where does that leave those pilots who are not members of BALPA?
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 10:35
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So if there is a strike, where does that leave those pilots who are not members of BALPA?
Working or else they are in breach of contract and putting themselves at risk of dismissal as a result!
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 10:48
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So if we strike, what sort of relationship will exist between those who strike and those who work normally? How long will it take for things to get back to normal? Will it get nasty? Fellings are still very strong about the 1989 strike in Australia.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 12:38
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Those non members do have the option to join, even if only for the short term.
That or thay can just continue to winge in the crew room about the way the company is not what it was, for the older hands, or for those who signed the newer contract on how much better their mates are being treated else where.
The company has lost out in terms and conditions and very much in life style since I joined. This we own you 27/7 outside your rostered days off and will try to mess you around as much as possible with roster changes, extended duties, a shortage of staff in most departments, meaning that all life away from Monarch becomes near impossible to organise. Or your just to knackered to do anything spending your time of trying to recover before it all starts again.
I personnally don't want to go down the strike route, but senior management( ) with thier childish and unproffesional attitudes are driving everyone in that direction.
Lets get back to where we look forward to going into work to get the aircraft with the fare paying pax to and from varied destinations, on time, safely and with a smile. Thats all they ask for.
Leadership and attitude start from the top and works its way down.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 13:23
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If there are any pilots that work during a strike, they'll be as popular as a fart in a space suit! Joining BALPA is a no-brainer.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 13:47
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Again...I agree with your comments....but you need to get a better spell checker mate !!

For those who are NOT in BALPA at the moment, I would certainly encourage you to join PDQ (even if for a short time), as our present head honch is trying to play hardball...(learnt from the Mick O'Learly school of management). It may have worked for him then, but I think he is in for a bit of a shock this time...!

The current "Top Floor" are seriously underestimating the ill-feeling and strong resolve of the pilots who are seriously pi$$ed off at the minute with how things are slowly turning to rat $h!te.

The worst thing is of course, one of the principle instigators of this is the present Ops director who was known to jump up and down vehemently when he was on the BALPA cc way back when, when things happened he didn't like, but now he sits in the other camp, and is all too happy to destroy the reputation and goodwill the pilots had with management and the company that has provided for him so well for so many years.

Sad days indeed...

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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 20:09
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* nearing 90 hours in 28 days and calling up crewing to find out exactly how many hours your on and they cant tell you - you have to call somebody else !
Considering its somebody's job to track the hours , is that such an unreasonable request ?
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 20:11
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teamilk&sugar mon amie

If I could spell, a lawyer I would be, if numbers were my strenght, an accountant should I be, but me I'm just lowly aircrew, not respected by my management
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 21:12
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I'm in agreement that you guys should all go on strike. The T&C's at Monarch are nothing short of pathetic now. However the company will never be like " the good old days", even if you get success with a strike. Monarch is essentially a low cost operator now and I for one don't think I could have taken another 30 years of that kind of flying! (Man 320 to Malaga ump teen times a day ). So I believe the best solution for many of you guys especially if you are relatively young, is to vote with your feet and leave. It's simple, there are better jobs to be had out there and these companies are recruiting. Why wait until this recruitment bubble ends?

I know a great number of pilots who are quite happy to winge and moan about their current company but are too bone idle to apply for another job. Quite simply too lazy to put a few weeks work in, to pass selection into one of the majors. I for one thought that 2 weeks effort to get an extra 1500/mth take home and 13-15 days off was well worth the effort. Obviously some people have a different view!

I have always spoken highly of Monarch and enjoyed my time there, but have not regretted leaving for one minute. Even though it cost me 10,500 to leave in bond fees!

Best of luck to all of you if it comes down to a strike. One more thing, those that are not in BALPA should join post haste. It's not on to let your colleagues do all the fighting when everyone will benefit from any improvement in T&C's that BALPA may secure.

Cheers TEN DOLLAR.
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Old 24th Apr 2007, 09:50
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"Best of luck to all of you if it comes down to a strike. One more thing, those that are not in BALPA should join post haste. It's not on to let your colleagues do all the fighting when everyone will benefit from any improvement in T&C's that BALPA may secure. "

What if one is of the somewhat out of fashion point of view that both parties have signed a contract and that it should be honoured by both parties?

Lets leave aside a minute all the reasons given for the unrest etc and have a look at what I consider to be a basic principle of decent personal conduct.

I have, in the last 18 months, signed a contract of employment that is being honoured by my employer. I think, regardless of the provocation, I would be letting myself down if I were to break my contract.

Personally, I just fundamentally disagree with the principle. I suppose it's just not right.

Anyway, I imagine I'm in for a blasting as I realise this is not the way of the world today so my hard hat is deployed.....enjoy.
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Old 24th Apr 2007, 10:28
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185,

How can I put this mildly - TJ et al offer you a pay deal of RPI minus 50%, are you going to just sit back and work to that?

I think you need a slight reality check.

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