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Old 31st Jan 2015, 15:08
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Hi Matey.

Do you know what the major replanning involves?

Cheers.
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Old 31st Jan 2015, 23:35
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I don't, but this re-opening of 737 recruitment coupled with a re-run of the internal pilot bidding process indicates something is afoot.
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Old 1st Feb 2015, 08:22
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You mean they got the numbers wrong again? Surely not!!
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Old 1st Feb 2015, 09:44
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Direct entry 757 was an unpopular move in our company as so many 73 guys wanted that fleet but were type froze. as a result the freeze was lifted and recent 73 joiners are moving fleets this Winter.

Meaning more recruitment on the 73 and less 75.

Well that's just my opinion but I don't think it's far off
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Old 11th Feb 2015, 03:45
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How could the consolidation of all TUI brands impact pilot hiring? See below:

TUI Group to push ahead with airline consolidation plans - ch-aviation.com
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Old 11th Feb 2015, 06:02
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Also a few guys are leaving for BA. Full time contract is a pay rise compared to guys at TOM hired onto part time one.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 22:35
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Has anyone been invited to assessment yet? Also, how many people are Thomson looking to take on this time round? If there are 20+ guys from B737 converting to the B75/76, would this mean possibly of 100% contract for the current employees on PPY50?
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 15:37
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Maxbrake, I believe it will be a cold day in hell before the guys hired last year receive the offer of full time contracts, before the 5 year mandatory point unless they challenge it.

As for those considering joining Thomson, I would suggest that as xollob said above, factoring in the employer pension contribution rate of 15% should not be assumed to be what they will get for for the current employee 3.5% rate. If the financial remuneration is marginal between current employer and Thomson then one may come up short and need to reconsider.

I have also heard the word on the street is they plan to offer a much reduced rate to pilots joining this year, but the company have not shared that information with pilots about to join, that's bad news if the rumour is true and you've already given your notice to your old employer ......

I'd recommend anyone offered a job should get in writing what the contribution rates for their pension will be as part of the offer, I note the recent advert didn't detail it.

Also note those employed for just the last summer season did not get kept on, so if anyone suggests taking a summer only contract and paying the 7k out of salary for the training despite being rated already could lead to a permeant contract, take it with a pinch of salt.

Seldom smoke without fire, just rumours on a rumour forum.

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Old 17th Feb 2015, 23:53
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I stand to be corrected, but as far as I am aware only one of the pilots recruited on a summer contract was not retained, and that was for performance related reasons.
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 00:00
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Compare the list from August 14 to Feb 15, it appears as though all four of the pilots on a Fixed Term Contract were 'let go'

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Old 18th Feb 2015, 07:43
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Thanks for the info, is moral generally good at Thomson? Any real gripes or changes that could be implemented to improve working conditions?

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Old 18th Feb 2015, 19:56
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February recruitment

Has anyone herd back with regarding an interview? I know some friends who have had the no thank you email but nothing for myself yet. Words are that they lost a few guys to BA recruitment and they are still not sure how many people they need.
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 21:51
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Seems like a rather large seasonal surplus of pilots at Thomson. For comparison, around 30 new FOs have been hired at TCX since October and up till now (most are replacements for those off to BA). All were hired over winter and offered full time permanent positions from day one. World of aviation, never ceases to amaze.
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Old 19th Feb 2015, 19:37
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Out of interest were the 30 all type rated Bus and ex Monarch? Didnt see any recruitment advertised.
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 01:02
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@ Maxbrake

Moral and morale are two entire different entities.
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 01:07
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Generally I think most employees carry a certain degree of moral, and generally, I think the beatings will continue until morale improves, if that helps.

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Old 20th Feb 2015, 09:27
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All bus rated and mostly not ex Monarch. Positions not advertised.
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 09:32
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Thanks Super pilot. Any chance of non rated comming up?
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 09:34
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Highly unlikely I would say
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 10:16
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superpilot,

I'm not really sure what your point is regarding seasonality at TOM. All airlines have this issue To a certain extent, however, it has been managed down considerably at TOM over the past few years, in fact the 75/6 is manic year round, the 78 is actually reverse seasonal as most long haul is through the Winter..... only the 73 has the issues you allude to but with 9 aircraft going to Canada every Winter, the days of 3 flights this month are pretty much gone.

One only needs to look at the apron in Man on a Winters night, there can be 10s of aeroplanes mostly jet 2 and TCX... there are very few TOM jets sitting around idly.
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