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by JBI
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33947

Re: More WJ layoffs

Not wishing to sow division, James. The divisions are already there and they are very clear and very legal. Moreover, you were trained as a lawyer so you are very aware of the importance of precision in terms. We are not one pilot group. Unless a reorganization of the bargaining units occurs, we wi...
by JBI
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33947

Re: More WJ layoffs

As a pilot group at three companies and two bargaining units , would we care if Swoop had 100 tails if the pay and working conditions match or was very similar to mainline? Maybe, maybe not. Hi John, "group" is not a contractually defined term and was grammatically correct as used. "...
by JBI
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33947

Re: More WJ layoffs

Wasn’t Swoop doing vacation travel last year? Its a tough sell to say only Swoop only does ULCC flying when it cannibalizes WJ routes. So the point he’s making is Swoop taking over WJ flying dramatically, not Swoop growing in the ULCC market all on its own. I think the 120 tails is unrealistic in t...
by JBI
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33947

Re: More WJ layoffs

Maybe I have tried too hard to forget 2020, but I don’t think that was the case between MOA2 and MOA3. As long as the lay-off numbers stay the same (450), I don’t think they would have to do that. But I guess it all comes down to timing and how early they decide to start talking. For this upcoming ...
by JBI
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33947

Re: More WJ layoffs

Did you really use a cbc propaganda piece to make your case for supporting truedope? Yikes - didn't think my post came across as supporting him. That's the last thing I wanted! I have very little confidence in his ability to lead. But, yes, I referred to Canadian Forces Maj-Gen Fortin's quote that ...
by JBI
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 126
Views: 33947

Re: More WJ layoffs

Huh? At 400 million ordered doses, we have one of the largest per capita vaccine procurements of any country in the world... Ordered, but when will it get delivered? We're last in line for delivery, Provinces are running low on vaccines! While I've been exceptionally critical of Trudeau recently :x...
by JBI
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 777-200 to be retired?
Replies: 4
Views: 2535

Re: 777-200 to be retired?

While nothing would surprise me with this pandemic, just because Delta is retiring a fleet type doesn't mean other airlines will follow suit. Delta had 18 777s as compared to 60 A330s, 15 A350s, 75 767s (including the -400s) and 127 757s (approximately 6% of aircraft capable of trans-Atlantic operat...
by JBI
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Steve Barnes of "Cellino & Barnes" Law Firm Dies in TBM Accident
Replies: 0
Views: 795

Steve Barnes of "Cellino & Barnes" Law Firm Dies in TBM Accident

Anyone growing up in Southern Ontario surely remembers the Buffalo area Personal Injury Lawyers Cellino & Barnes https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/03/us/steve-barnes-cellino-lawyer-plane-crash/index.html (CNN)Attorney Steve Barnes, who founded the nationally-known Cellino & Barnes personal injury ...
by JBI
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler
Replies: 90
Views: 7615

Re: WJ calls in the Swat Team on Maskless Toddler

digits_ , I’m in the fence whether it was a poor PR move. The CEO is on record as saying zero tolerance. This cancellation will stick in the minds of the passengers that zero tolerance is exactly that. If you choose to create problems with mask usage, you will not win that fight. I have seen the ph...
by JBI
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01
Replies: 15
Views: 3815

Re: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01

I got a letter from a Doctor at Transport Canada, 16 months after doing my last medical requesting blood work cholesterol/triglycerides etc. due to me weighing in at 116Kgs... I’m an athletic and very tall, big Canadian boy... WTF? I am in good health but the Doc said they’re worried about heart de...
by JBI
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2969

Re: Traning bond or ... non flying job

Good evening, I was at Jazz and laid off couple of months ago due to the covid situation. Just wondering if you should take the risk to go to a 703 operator and pay the training bond in case jazz call me back or... if I should wait with a non flying job. Just asking your opinon. thx for ur help! It...
by JBI
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Crickets
Replies: 20
Views: 8596

Re: Crickets

True enough, no point in focusing on the negative, but don’t be blind to the reality of the situation either. I've found that a lot of the folks who initially didn't appreciate the gravity of the situation at first are now coming to the realization of the seriousness of where we are at. In one resp...
by JBI
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2518

Re: SFU facial hair study

Gannet167 wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:14 am

The policy (the one I posted above) says you can wear a beard, unless it's a functional requirement to shave - ie for wearing a chemical/nuclear/bio warfare mas operationally, or in training. That restriction should be temporary until no longer required:
Thanks for sharing and clarifying
by JBI
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2518

Re: SFU facial hair study

Since we are on the subject of facial hair - I have often wondered how the RCAF handles the religious minorities such as Muslims and Sikhs who serve in our Armed Forces. Are they exempted from these regulations under a religious right to wear turbans, long hair, full beards, beards with no mustache...
by JBI
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SFU facial hair study
Replies: 28
Views: 2518

Re: SFU facial hair study

Hi, would anyone have a copy of the actual study conducted by Simon Fraser University regarding facial hair and pilots? My co-worker calls beards “facial fungus” and is adamant that they’re unsafe and need to be banned from the workplace. SFU study busts myth about facial hair on pilots: https://ww...
by JBI
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: I would like your opinion?

The federal Crown Liability and Proceedings Act referred to does not prevent one from suing the federal government; it merely sets out the circumstances where a case can be brought and the procedure to be followed. Right... and if this isn’t a circumstance where a case can be brought (and it isn’t)...
by JBI
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 3559

Re: Fire the Transport minister

While I can't say I'm thrilled with every decision the current Minister has made, he generally seems more competent than the last 5(!) under the previous PM and the 2 under the previous short term Liberal PM. However, I think one of the biggest issues that comes is the huge disparity between service...
by JBI
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1966

Re: Amputee PPL

Definitely doable. There will be some challenges and he may require an individualized flight test demonstrating that he can perform safely but I know of both a fellow who had an arm amputated above the elbow and another who had his leg amputated above his knee who both had commercial flying privileg...
by JBI
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

NoSocks wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:21 pm A dozen published written works! A literary genius.
Never said I was a literary genius. But you definitely are a piece of work. :smt056
by JBI
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 47925

Re: Will Westjet survive?

So I'll just sit here, collecting my max CEWS while working another gig waiting for my eventual layoff and 16 weeks severance, while your cohorts sit on EI praying for that call back. Yup. Anti-Union. Your union is collecting union dues from members who are on CEWS! Scum. Complete Scum. A few clari...

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