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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 08:31
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Interesting one TEN DOLLAR, because the current differance in Monarch CAPTAINS pay and F/O's pay is less than a 1200 / month.

The company have been penny pinching from the staff for a few years now, only to 'announce' they are buying $900,000,000 worth of 787's.

Make no mistake the staff are fed up.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 13:36
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I left 2.5 years ago, best move i made. I was there for 14 years, was an easy choice. With Bunny features at the helm, you will not get anywhere unless you all pull together.
Shame as the Spotty M has a great bunch of people upfront, shame its being destroyed by the toothy one
I don't think rather childish personal insults to individuals really adds anything to the debate.

Make no mistake Monarch Man et al; there is a stronger sense of unity within all ranks of seniority within the company than I have EVER seen in years.

For all our sakes, I hope the management also know this and deliver the goods as it will truely get ugly....and most certainly VERY costly.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 15:37
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nilcostoptionmyass - you're quite right, it is an interesting point earning
1200+ take home more per month. As you say, that is similar money to a junior Monarch Captain. That's a hell of a lot of money more as a year 1 F/O without the Captains responsibility. 1200 per month is my mortgage per month. The simple fact is, I would not be able to afford my house if I was still at Monarch.

When comparing airline salaries it is not sufficient to look at the basic wage alone. At the end of the day it's actually what goes into your account at the end of the month that counts. My company's basic is only a few grand more. However it's the flight pay that makes all the difference. Flight pay is what the Monarch CC need to be pushing for. 2.52/hour away from base or whatever it is now, is bugger all on short haul at Monarch. For me it didn't even cover my petrol to work!!!!!
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 15:47
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I don't think rather childish personal insults to individuals really adds anything to the debate.
Yeah, but if it makes you laugh

Anyhow, i wish you luck. What is Balpa membership up to these days??? 75%, or better?

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Old 4th Apr 2007, 00:10
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90% + I think
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 06:07
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Thumbs up

WOW, that is a BIG change!! Now you may well stand a good chance.

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Old 4th Apr 2007, 10:16
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The CC have the first of a series of meetings today

Should be verrrrrrrrrrrry interesting....there are more than a few fed up guys spoiling for a fight, and all to a man want to punish RS
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 10:30
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So I hear MM! If TJ and PB have any sense they will have made sure that RS has been plot changed to a morning TFS!! Although the truth is he's probably in Calgary

Let's hope that today management take this opportunity to send a positive message to the crews... and well done to the CC for finally getting their act together!
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 19:04
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Probably quite predictably, TJ has called the pilots new pay-claim "unsustainable" and closed the pay meeting inside 5 minutes.

Accordingly he then offered to conduct a "private" meeting with the CC Chairman and the Chief BALPA negotiator, which were refused.

Let the games begin

TJ, I trust you can read, we will win sonny jim we will win.
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 19:45
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I was really p****d off with TJ's response. I hope if the next meeting is not conducted with more decorum in a transparent manner that the CC begin proceedings for a strike ballot.

Just in time for the beginning of the Summer season - NICE!!
If TJ thinks we haven't got it in us to strike he is seriously misjudging the mood this year.
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 19:51
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Here, here.
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 20:15
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Bring it on!!!
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 20:21
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Many years ago I was sent by Balpa head office(I don't know why),a copy of a leaflet entitled "A participants Guide to Industrial Action".Perhaps an updated copy could be circulated or posted because I think we are going to need it!!
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Old 4th Apr 2007, 21:10
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TJ's response was insulting to say the least.

I'll happily strike if it comes to that without a second thought!

I'm sure the CC wont let this one drag out to October. If somthing substantial is not offered by the end of June we strike in July! Or was the busiest week in August according to the summer schedule.....

Better yet if he starts playing stupid games i think very slow taxiing is in order with fuel loads ooohhh a couple of tonnes in excess over plog, on CAVOK days, 3 tonnes ......

Looking forward to the 10th.

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Old 5th Apr 2007, 11:10
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TJ has got it wrong! I'm champing at the bit to go on strike after that response.
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Old 5th Apr 2007, 14:54
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Strike!

I pulled an advert out of an old Flight Intl for Flybe saying 'Come join us you don't have to sacrifice your lifestyle...etc, salaries: TRE/TRI up to 90K, Captains up to 80K & F/Os up to 50K'. Now that is "up to" and the reality could be different for new joiners but none the less bloody good salaries for a regional airline. Does this not make the sub 70K salary for a new Monarch Captain look pathetic?
I seem to remember the days of bench marking salaries / T&Cs against the likes of Britannia and how disgusted everyone was when it looked like management were using easyjet as the bench mark. Well easyjet have exceeded us in nearly every respect, so are we now aligning our selves with the turboprop operators? It certainly looks that way.
Think I will pin that advert up in the crew room just the see the effect it has.
Bring on the strike!
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Old 5th Apr 2007, 19:25
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Flybe advert

Don't be fooled by the Flybe add. They are trying to plug their own holes in terms of pilot retention. That add is misleading, as I can assure you that a jet captain will be on under 60k.

As a jet F/O with them with 3 years servce I was on about 36k
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Old 6th Apr 2007, 01:00
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Arrestahook - just to echo A320's comment, you will join Flybe on the DHC8-400 on 50k per annum. There are no Direct Entry jet Commands.

Sorry.

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Old 6th Apr 2007, 11:34
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Oh don't get me wrong I don't think I am fooled by the Flybe advert, but it does highlight the improvements that they have had to make to retain and attract new pilots after their mass exodus. Will the same happen in Monarch??
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Old 6th Apr 2007, 13:26
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BALPA Membership is very strong but everyone that joins or re-joins in the current climate helps to send a clear message to management.
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