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Bluebird Cargo lays off all its unionized pilots

Old 19th May 2021, 10:13
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More like the EU only cares about corporate profit. Bear in mind that the EU is based on a cartel philosophy. Transnational airlines but national unions is the case in point.
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Old 16th Sep 2021, 20:56
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The Labor Tribunal in Iceland today has declared the layoffs of the Union (FIA) pilots at Bluebird Nordic illegal. While this in itself does not get them their jobs back, it opens the way for the pilots to sue the company for every penny of lost wages plus damages.
As for the contract trash that took their jobs… my opinion of them is unprintable.
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Old 17th Sep 2021, 17:12
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Great news! I see a bit of a parallel (regardless of unions) with Wizz firing pilots last year then this year filling the void mostly with outsiders... these kind of pilots are called scabs Stateside.
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Old 17th Sep 2021, 18:19
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Cry them a river.
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Old 18th Sep 2021, 03:25
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As a fmr. member of a recruitment team i would definitely pass on candidates who were employed/given contract during AND instead of pilots engaged in industrial action or dismissed under questionable terms and conditions/reasons.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 21:59
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TF OIL. You’re post is unintelligible, I have no idea what you’re trying to say. Pretty much the same for bandana Joe.
Just say what you mean for Crikes sake.

There’s pretty much no side to this, the action taken by the company is reprehensible.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 14:15
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Check in.dk and google translate:

This was not the case when the airline chose to lay off its organized pilots and instead hire a number of "self-employed pilots" to take over the work of the contract pilots.
It was illegal when the Icelandic cargo airline Bluebird Nordic shortly before Christmas last year chose to lay off 11 contract pilots, at the same time as the company had hired a number of "independent pilots".
It says a judgment that has just been handed down in the Labor Court in Iceland, in a case between the Icelandic Business Pilots Association (FÍA) and the Association of Icelandic Employers on behalf of Bluebird Nordic.
In the middle of the wage negotiations at the end of last year, all Bluebird Nordic's organized pilots were fired. Subsequently, the airline announced that in future it would only employ "self-employed pilots".
Fired and employees
"The fact of the matter is that a fast-growing Icelandic airline fired all its pilots, who were union members, only weeks after hiring a similar number of fake self-employed contractors," said Jón Þór Þorvaldsson, chairman of the FÍA, in a comment to dommen.
"This was done despite the fact that the collective agreement between the parties contained a provision on the preferential rights of FÍA members to work for Bluebird, which the court confirmed was still valid, as the Court of Appeal has previously ruled," he continues.
The pilots call the victory important. Not just for themselves, but for all unions in Iceland.
"It is important for trade unions, supervisory authorities and the government, which all fight against false independent companies," says Jón Þór Þorvaldsson.
A cheaper solution
According to the pilots, the ruling from the Icelandic labor law will set a precedent that it is not allowed to dismiss employees who work under a collective agreement and instead employ the so-called false self-employed at a significantly lower salary.
Some companies hire fake self-employed people instead of hiring them as employees. In this way, companies do not have to pay wages during illness, holiday pay and pension, for example.
The Icelandic case draws threads to Denmark. In the spring, the Aviation Industry Personnel Union (FPU) suspected Bluebird of using the method with the “fake” self-employed at the base in Denmark. The union sent a conflict warning, after which Bluebird chose to close its base in Copenhagen.
Owned by Cypriot company
Since January 2020, Bluebird Nordic has been owned by Avia Solutions Group, headquartered in Cyprus. The company operates on the basis of a commercial operating license issued by the civil aviation authorities of Iceland.
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