Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Terms and Endearment
Reload this Page >

EasyJet Lisbon base - All the planes grounded

Terms and Endearment The forum the bean counters hoped would never happen. Your news on pay, rostering, allowances, extras and negotiations where you work - scheduled, charter or contract.

EasyJet Lisbon base - All the planes grounded

Old 21st Mar 2013, 15:35
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: World
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
EasyJet Lisbon base - All the planes grounded

I heard a rumour that there is a strike over there. I was told only the pilots are involved. Anyone knows anything about this?
busav8r is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:00
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 30 Miles from the A1
Posts: 457
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well all today's flights seem to be operating roughly to schedule according to the Easy website.
2Planks is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:08
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Napoule
Posts: 149
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Strike 'broken' using Luton and Gatwick crews.
Binder is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:31
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: World
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Umm... don't think so because like I said all the fleet has been grounded all day. Unless planes and crews from other bases came to Lisbon to replace them.
busav8r is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 16:44
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grrrr
Age: 15
Posts: 667
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Which they did.
ReallyAnnoyed is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:00
  #6 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: World
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow. That means flying to EasyJet should be "awesome".
Jeez...
busav8r is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:04
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Put out to graze
Age: 62
Posts: 1,044
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
busav8r - your title is somewhat WRONG as you didnt bother to check on the false rumours you are trying to spread.

Big loss of credibility to YOU!!!!
kick the tires is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:06
  #8 (permalink)  
FR-
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: MIA-IBZ
Posts: 563
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Rubbish

Totally wrong, please get facts right before posting rubbish like this, this sort of stuff effects the business and share price, hang your head in shame.
FR- is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:31
  #9 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: World
Posts: 69
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry guys to disappoint you. At the moment 4 Easy planes are parked at the Lisbon airport (i believe the entire fleet). Also got the confirmation about this not rumour anymore, but a true fact, that the pilots are on strike.
busav8r is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 17:39
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Put out to graze
Age: 62
Posts: 1,044
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
busav8r -

You lack of credibility continues.

busav8r says Sorry guys to disappoint you. At the moment 4 Easy planes are parked at the Lisbon airport (i believe the entire fleet). Also got the confirmation about this not rumour anymore, but a true fact, that the pilots are on strike.
I've quoted your post so you cant delete it.....


You are obviously an outsider looking in and you obviously havent looked at the posts on here, nor at the departures/arrivals board at LIS which shows that the first wave left early or within 3 mins of STD, the second wave had an average delay of 11 minutes.

Now, care to rephrase 'Sorry guys to disappoint you'.........
kick the tires is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 19:25
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Spain
Age: 81
Posts: 487
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It doesn't take a lot of googling, sunbeam . . .

The 12 unions representing the 7,000 workers of TAP Air Portugal and SATA Group have called off the three-day strike planned for March 21, 22 and 23.
The strike was averted after a dispute over wage cuts was settled between the workers and the two companies on late Tuesday. According to a statement released by the workers’ representatives, “all conditions were met.”
The strike was called over concerns relating to budget reductions, layoffs and pay cuts between 3.5% and 10% in gross wages.
The strike, which would also affect Azores-based SATA airline, would be the first to be backed by all the unions representing TAP’s pilots and workers.
Stoppages called by TAP air traffic controllers, in April and May of last year, caused hundreds of flight cancelations. March has been marked in Portugal by transportation sector disruptions with a number subway and rail sector strikes.
Last December, Portugal postponed the privatization TAP Air Portugal alleging that the potential buyer didn’t meet the financial conditions. The deal was part of the terms of multi-million Euro (€78 billion/$102 billion) bailout package Portugal had agreed, in 2011, with the IMF, the European Central Bank and its EU partners, aimed to reducing the national deficit.
Last month, state owned TAP Air Portugal, the national flag-carrier, announced it ended 2012 with a profit of €16 million, compared to €3.1 million last year.
Sunnyjohn is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 20:22
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: world
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have absolutely no idea if the EasyJet pilots from the Lisbon base were on strike or not today, but I can confirm that I saw several EZ planes parked in Lisbon without any signs of movement, which is not very common.
Usually they use the parking stands in front of terminal 2, but this time they were parked in the parking area 22, which is also not very common.
fmp320 is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:09
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: care home for redundant has beens
Age: 55
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes the LIS easyjet aircraft were grounded today, du to strike action by LIS based pilots over terms and conditions. The easyjet flights you saw in LIS were operated by UK based aircraft and crews.
skianyn vannin is online now  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:29
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: England
Posts: 1,955
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by kick the tires View Post
busav8r -

You lack of credibility continues.

busav8r says Sorry guys to disappoint you. At the moment 4 Easy planes are parked at the Lisbon airport (i believe the entire fleet). Also got the confirmation about this not rumour anymore, but a true fact, that the pilots are on strike.

I've quoted your post so you cant delete it.....


You are obviously an outsider looking in and you obviously havent looked at the posts on here, nor at the departures/arrivals board at LIS which shows that the first wave left early or within 3 mins of STD, the second wave had an average delay of 11 minutes.

Now, care to rephrase 'Sorry guys to disappoint you'.........
I've quoted your post so you can't delete it.....
Lord Spandex Masher is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:59
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: FUBAR
Posts: 3,348
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Have a friend who has worked for SATA since late nineties. He is VERY hacked off over the discord between Union & Management, & EVEN more hacked off at the Portugese Govt robbery which gets worse month by month. The country is really stuffed, and no doubt Easy are capitalising on it by offering T's & C's that would be totally unrealistic in a country with better prospects.

If the LIS based pilots had the [email protected] to do something about it, Kudos to them even if I doubt it will change much. Just hope that it isn't the precursor to their dismisal
captplaystation is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 23:14
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I confirm, 3 easyJet aircrafts on the "ECHO" parking, early this morning, no signs of ground activity around those aircrafts. All the gates in front of the Terminal 2 were empties when I taxied nearby.
Wolfman_3110 is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 23:47
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: world
Posts: 3,424
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yeah, OK, I think we've got the message now. Lisbon based a/c parked up. Flight ops maintained using UK (or other) based a/c and crews.
Hotel Tango is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2013, 23:53
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: EU
Posts: 640
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The easyjet flights you saw in LIS were operated by UK based aircraft and crews
Why did the Brits took over the flights? Thought that Easy was unionized these days.
If it were another company taking over work when on strike, but these were their own!
Isn't it one company? no collegues standing up for each other?
Frankly I don't have a clue how the workforce in Easy is organized.
golfyankeesierra is offline  
Old 22nd Mar 2013, 00:10
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 1,608
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It was only the LIS pilots on strike therefore it would be a breach of contract by the UK based crew if they refused to work. I'm not sure if France, Italy or Germany have different rules but that's how it works in Blighty.
EGPFlyer is offline  
Old 22nd Mar 2013, 03:50
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: On the lake
Age: 81
Posts: 666
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sounds totally reasonable, to me!
twochai is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.